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NEW YORK CITY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1919 



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SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE LOOKED 
FOR BY END OF CURRENT WEEK 



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Meetings of Managers With Theatrical Unions Early in Week 
Presaged Early Adjustment. Managers Arranging 
to Reopen Productions. Strike Makes Late 
Season For New Shows. Fourth Week. 



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The fourth week of the strike may 
have seen the end of it. The strike 
was expected to have been settled by 
yesterday (Thursday) just four weeks 
to the day from the date (Aug. 7) it 
started. 

Several conferences were held Mon- 
day and Tuesday, looking to an ad- 
justment with the terms not disclosed. 
It was reported the managers mostly 
concerned themselves with interview- 
ing representatives of the stage hands 
and musicians. These were reported 
opposed to a settlement that did not 
include a closed shop in the theatre 
for the unions. The # Actors' Equity 
Association did not insist upon a closed 
shop. The A. E. A. started the strike 
against the Producing Managers' Asso- 
ciation. 

If the strike has been settled when 
this Variety reaches the stands or is 
shortly adjusted, the season will start 
very late for new productions. These 
must be rehearsed from three to four 
weeks for dramatic plays and straight 
comedies or farces while a longer time 
will be needed for musical shows. 

The strike broke up a hundred or 
more rehearsals, closed or stopped 44 
attractions from appearing and left but 
one Broadway show open after a strike 
had been called upon it. That is "At 
9.45" (William A. Brady) at the Play- 
house. ' 

The deciding factor in bringing the 
managers around to a realization that 
recognition of the A. E. A. might be 
the best policy is said to have been 
their appreciation of the fact that to 
go through with the strike meant a 
long battle with the American Federa- 
tion of Labor. George M. Cohan and 
Arthur Hopkins are said to have vis- 
ited Samuel Gompers in Washington 
last week, when the managers' version 
of the strike and its causes was placed 
before the president of the A. F. of 
L. Just what bearing the Washington 
trip by the two managers had on the 
situation was not immediately dis- 
cernible, but from that date onward 



reports' commenced to spread that a 
settlement would shortly arrive. By 
last Saturday the rumors were posi- 
tive, Monday they were definite and 
Tuesday an open secret. Tuesday rep- 
resentatives of both sides admitted 
something might happen that night. 

Sudden action though was not ex- 
pected that day through the managers 
preferring that, the adjustment should 
be accomplished with some little grace- 
fulness on their part, their stand 
against recognition of the A. E. A. 
having been obstinate and given much 
publicity. Another point the managers 
wanted granted them was that there 
would be no sympathy strike called 
against the actors during the life of 
any contract the P. M. A. might enter 
into with the A. E. A. 

The Vahiett Daily Bulletins, repro- 
duced in this issue, carry much detail 
of the strike day by, day, inclusive of 
the abrupt closing of the six legit thea- 
tres in Boston at the Labor Day 
matinees. \ {' 



SAM SCRIBNER'S PARTY, 

Last Saturday noon, Aug. 29, John, 
Lottie and Maude DeAlma lunched 
% at t the Knickerbocker 'Hotel as the 
guests of Samuel A. Scribner, general 
manager of the Columbia Amusement 
Co. 

Forty years ago on the same date 
those four were members of the Rog- 
ers and Campbell United Shows, a little 
wagon circus that traveled throughout 
the Middle West, and they are the 
only members of that organization 
alive today. Mr. Scribner was ring 
master of the show and sung motto 
songs in the concert and played the 
tuba in the brass band. The De Almas 
did an acrobatic act. 

John DeAlma is now working for 
Mr. Scribner in the position of stage 
doorkeeper at the Gayetjr, Brooklyn, 
and resides- in that city with his wife, 
Lottie. Maude DeAlma, long retired 
from the business, is the wife of Lew 
Livingston, business manager of one 
of the burlesque shows directed by 
Mr. Scribner. 



SOCIETY GIRL NOW STAR. 

Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 3. 

Miss Elsie Rizer, the Washington 
society girl who opened here Mon- 
day in "Little Teacher," by Harry 
James Smith, has had a sensational rise 
to stellar honors according to a num- 
ber of distinguished Boston | people 
who came out to see her today. As a 
very young girl, she appeared, they 
say, in support of Wm. Faversham in 
"Julius Caesar," making a hit on 
Broadway as Lucius. Shortly after her 
father persuaded her to leave the stage, 
but last year she did her "bit" by head- 
ing the War Camp Community Co. in 
Newport, where she pleased not only 
gobs and doughboys, but the society 
crowd as well. ••> 

Papers here are enthusiastic over 
her work at the head of the. Colonial 
Company. The Telegram says: "Miss 
Rizer won favor. There was steadily 
increasing applause and a number of 
curtain, calls. She has an appealing 
voice and a delightful smile," The 
Evening Tribune declares "Miss Rizer 
has a gentle manner, yet when called 
upon showed emotion and firmness. 
We look forward to seeing her in a 
more intense role." . 



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POLICE RESERVES WITHDRAWN. 

An official order was issued la'st week 
withdrawing the Police Reserves from 
duty at theatres in Greater New York 
and the reassignment of regular mem- 
bers of the fire department to that de- 
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REALISTIC STAGE HONEY. 

Providence, Sept. 3. 

A quantity of stage money printed 
in this city was seized last week by 
secret service agents from Providence 
and Boston. 

The secret service men declared that 
the "bills" looked too much like real 
money ; many of them have been pass- 
ed on foreigners. 



ROCK AND WHITE SEPARATE. 

The dissolution of Rock and White 
was announced this week through a 
statement sent out by Flo Ziegfeld, 
stating Frances White, alone, will be 
a member Of the next Ziegfeld "Mid- 
night Frolics." William Rock was pre~t 
viously announced to have engaged 
to stage the new Sam Shannon pro* 
duction, "What's the Odds.". 
' Rock and White lately returned 
from London where they appeared' in 
"Hullo America" at the Palace; The 
couple have been stage partners for 
several years, following the former' 
Rock and Fulton (Maude) act. They 
first met on the Coast. 

Since coming East Miss. White mar- 
ried Frank Fay. Later they were di- 
vorced. Before leaving England it be- 
came reported Mr. Rock was engaged 
to a young woman of the "Hullo 
America" company and intended, to 
marry her over there but technicali- 
ties that could not be corrected be- 
fore Rock's boat sailed, prevented the 
marriage taking placer It is under- 
stood she is now on her way to this 
side and will become.Mrs. Rock short- 5 
ly after her arrival. »Mr. Rock de- 
scribes his fiancee as "the prettiest 
girl in England.". ; \ ^ 

PROSPEROUS MIDDLE WEST; 

Chicago, Sept 3. ff 

. One-nighters in this section are pr-^-. 

perous, from accounts of theV-ftw^i^W 

shows now oufc, \^HgpZ&&<*$L 

A musical show from this city '^SfWO^M 
i.ng around the better ohe-nU^te^v'"^.^ 
mostly, reports stands formerly return- V A "§- 
ing $300 to $400 a night now running 
from $800 to $1,000, with a large ad- 
vance sale and the higher priced seats 
first- in demand. 

While the scarcity of attractions at 
this early stage of the season may be 
partially responsible for the gross the 
shows^out are drawing, the traveling 
managers believe it is a permanent 
condition for this season anyway. 



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Read the Bulletins > 

Readers of Variety an requested to look over the reproductions of 
Variety Daily Bulletins in this issue. They ere of dates, Aug. 28, 29, 30, 
Sept. 2 and 3. 

Many of the items in the Bulletins are of such a character that they 
ordinarily would be found in the general news columns of the weekly Issue 
of Variety. They have not, however, been repeated., Those who ere not 
interested in the technical news of the progress of the strike, such ae the 
Bulletins mostly cerry, may quickly detect the geaeral news Items In them 
by their beads. 

The reproduction of the Bulletins is for the information of the prof as* 
sional readers outside New York City. 

The Bulletins in this isrue are on pages 15 to 38. 

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STOLL AND GULLIVER UNITE 
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Acting Jointly They Are Reported to Have Bought Majority 

Interest in This Circuit From Butt and De Freece. 

Price $1,250,000. Only a Part Paid Down. 

Control Passes January 1. Victoria, 

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London, Sept. 3. 
' It is reported here, on the most ex- 
cellent authority, that Sir Oswald Stoll 
and Charles Gnlliver. managing direc- 
tor of the Gulliver Tour, acting ioint- 
Iv, have purchased from Sir Alfred 
Butt and Sir Walter De Freece a con- 
trolling interest in the Variety Con- 
troiline Circuit. 

The latter two are the managing di- 
rectors of this important circuit 

The deal is said to have involved a 
quarter of a million pounds ffcl .250,000). 
-•-It is understood that $500,000 has al- 
ready been paid to Butt and De Freece. 
The balance will be turned over when 
oaners have been drawn. I : 

_. : Possession will eo to the new. own- 
ers Jan. 1. The deal does not include 
the Victoria Palace or the New Em- 
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ETHEL LEVEY COMING OVER. 

London. Sept. 3. 

Ethel Levey is to come to New York 
this winter to ma^e a production of a 
musicalired version of the farce, "Dr. 
Bill," which she is having adapted at 
this time. I 

Nat D. Ayer is preparing the music 
• for the. piece. Miss Levey lately mar- 
tied" Claude Graham White, the aviator, 
who has iust cleaned up a fortune by 
-selling all of the automobiles^ which 
the American Government had in Eng- 
land. He owns the largest airdrome in 
Great Britain and the largest aero- 
plane and automobile manufacturing 
plants there. " 

Mr. White -will undoubtedly accom- 
pany his wife on her trip to America. 

CHARLOrS NEW REVUE SHOWN. 

: . ;' •' London, Sent. 3. . 

At the Prince of Wa'es Aup. 28 An- 
; **£harlot produced "Bran Pie." his 
ew revne in two acts. It is modeled 
along French lines. There are 20 
scenes, but most of these are prin- 
cipally a matter of lowering a drop. 
The majority of the songs are Amer- 
' ican, and have already been published 
over there. 
: There is no attempt at a plot. After 
'the usual excisions have been made 
this will be a bright entertainment and 
a probable success. 

THREE COMPOSERS FOR OPERA. 

London, Sept. 3. 

Isadora Duncan's manager is nego- 
tiating for Covent Garden to present 
her in the near future. 

He is also seeding the opportunity to 
produce in London a new light opera 
of an unusual character. Each of the 
three acts has been composed by a dif- 
ferent man. 

It is known that Leoncavallo, who 
died recently, is the author of the 
second act. 



STRIKE THREATS IN PARIS. 

Paris, Sept. 3. 

The Theatrical Workers' Federation 

has presented to the managers here a 

long list of claims, threatening to 

strike if all are not accepted en bloc. 



Thev have set the end of this month 
as the dead line. 

The Managers' Association has de- 
cided to resist. They are willing to 
negotiate through their syndicate, dis- 
cussing each category and claim sep- 
aiatelv. They will not, however, ac- 
cent the demands as a whole. 

The vaudeville houses will clpse if a 
stride is ordered or any establishment 
submitted to a boycott. The picture 
exhibitors have likewise refused to ac- 
cept the claims of the musicians. 



"TOO MANY COOKS" SCORES. 

London. Sept. 3- 
Monday at the Savoy "Too Many 
Cooks" and Frank Craven, the lead- 
ing player in it, both scored. 

The remainder of the company is 
generally suoerior to the American 
cast, in which Mr. Craven also ap- 
oeared. He produced the play over 
here. 

Up to last night, however, it com- 
menced to look as though the "Coo^s" 
p'ay is not a box office attraction. In- 
dications now are that "Tiger Rose" 
may be produced at the Savoy within - 
a few weeks. 



BRILL I ANT BUT DARING DIALOG. 

London,, Sept. 3. 

"Home and Beauty" was presented at 
the Plavhouse Aug. 30. It proved to 
be a slight farce with a plot occasion- 
ally draggy. There were plenty of 
brilliant, but daringly indelicate 
speeches. 

Charles Hawtrey, Gladys Coooer and 
Malcolm Cherry all scored. Its suc- 
cess is questionable. 



Do Courville Takes Marignr, Paris. 

London, Sept 3. 

Albert De Courville '' has leased the 
Folies Marigny in Paris and will pro- 
duce there immediately a new French 
play. " •' : 

In case this plav is a failure, he will 
put in a vaudeville program. 

His intention is to begin to present 
revues there six months from now. 



"Cheating Chester*" in Paris. 

Paris, Sept. 3. 
The French version of the American 
comedy, "Cheating Cheaters." was pro- 
duced at the Gymnasse and met with 
a fair reception. 



VARIETY'S LONDON CORRE- 
SPONDENT. 

Following the departure from 
London around Sept. 14 of Joshua 
Lowe. Variety's London corre- 
spondent will be Ivan Patrick 
Gore. 

Mr. Lowe is returning to 
Variety's New York office. 

T. Lumley Dann, of London, is 
no longer connected with Variety 
in any capacity. 

Mr. Gore's London address is 23 
Regent Square, W. C. ('phone 
North 2766). 



HICHENS' "VOICE" IS CERTAIN. 

London, Sept. 3. 

Marie Lohr presented "The Voice 
from the Minaret" at the' Globe Aug. 
26. She played the leading role. The 
play is by Robert Hichens, author of 
■ "Bella Donna" and many other sue-* 
ccssful novels and plays. 

It is another one of Hichens' now 
familiar preachments about the flesh 
and the devil, in the course of which 
he supports the contention the spirit- 
ual always triumphs over the flesh. It 
is too talky, but, despite, its defects, 
is certain of success. ' 

The first scene is Drobridge Vicar- 
age, the second the Lord Gordon 
Hotel at Drobridge, and the third (and 
last) Sir Leslie Caryll's flat in Savoy 
Court. 

Miss Lohr herself scored a great 
personal success as Lady Caryll. She 
was ably supported by Norman Mc- 
Kinnell, Arthur Wentner, Henry Vi- 
bart, Ernest R. Hollway, E A. Walker, 
Vane Featherstone and Ellen O'Mal- 
ley. , 



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REORGANIZING. 

London, Sept. 3. 



Announcement will shortly be made 
officially of the reorganization of 
Sacks, Ltd. VAHrBTT recently announced 
Sacks had purchased all the outstand- 
ing stock. Monday the capitalization 
of the concern was increased to" 
$5000.000. 

Two hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars of this capital is immediately 
available for production purposes. 
The balance will be held in reserve for 
building ourposes and the buying of 
leases. Sacks will start construction 
ol his London house immediately and 
begin carryings out his provincial 
scheme later. 

The entire capital was furnished by 
one man. He is a millionaire banker 
whose identity is withheld, but who 
is known to a few. 

The new arrangement does not al- 
ter the standing of Wilson and Voegt- 
lin in the concern. Thev remain as 
the personal partners of Sacks. 



FORBES ROBERTSON LECTURING. 

London, Seot. 3. 
Percy' Burton has arranged with 
William Feakins to send Sir Johnstone 
Forbes Robertson on a lecture tour 
through the United States that will 
last ten weeks. He is due there this 
fall. 



LOSER TURNING WINNER. 

•* London, Sent. 3. 

After losing $55,000 at the Garrick, 
"Nobodvs Boy" opened at the Black- 
pool Grand last week and broke the 
house record,, previously held by "Chu 
Chin Chow." . 



ZELLA NEVADA'S ARRIVAL. 

The first appearance of Zella Nevada 
in eastern vaudeville will hannen the 
last half of next week (Sept. 11) at the 
Fifth Avenue. New York. 

Miss Nevada is from musical com- 
edy. She has played West in the twice 
daily and was favorably noticed out 
there. Her eastern debut is under the 
direction of Pet Mack. 



Max Dearly'* Revival - 

Paris, Seot. 3. 
Max Dearlv has revived "Nothing 
But the Truth" at the Femina. 



Constance Collier Sailing for Home. 

London, Sept. 3. 
Constance Collier sails Sept. 6 on the 
Aquitania for New York. 



"Domino" Continues at. Empire. 

London, Sept. 3. 
Yesterday arrangements were made 
to continue "The Lilac Domino" at the 
Empire.. 



VAUDEVILLE BRANCH'S MEETING. 

Wednesday handbills were scattered 
about announcing an open mass meet- 
ing Friday evening (Sept 5) at the Am- 
sterdam opera house, West 44th street, 
of the vaudeville branch of the Four 
A's. The call is for 11:45 p. m. 

The call announces the mass meet- 
ing as of "The Vaudeville, Circus and 
Burlesque Branch of the Associated 
Actors and Artists of America." 

It states (hat Francis Wilson will be 
in . the chair, with the speakers Big 
Chief James William Fitzpatrick and 
Harry Mountford. Besides the title of 
Mr. Fitzpatrick in the Four A's (which 
is that of International Vice-President) 
it states that Fitzpatrick is "President, 
F. A. V. A." If the initials are those 
of another name for the vaudeville 
branch of the Four A's or of a new 
title succeeding that of the White Rats, 
no one around, the' strike headquarters 
Wednesday afternoon appeared aware 
of it, nor did any of the Actors' Equity 
Association officials called on know of 
it or the proposed meeting. The same 
negative reply was received from Hugh 
Frayne of the American Federation 
when he was asked. 

A general invitation was extended on 
the bottom of the call to "all actors 
and actresses in vaudeville, burlesque, 
circus, cabaret, concert and Chautau- 
qua." 



ROOF GARDEN ON CLUBHOUSE, 

Plans are 'being drawn for a new 
roof garden atop the N. V. A. Club 
House. During the summer months all 
meals will be served atop the roof. It. 
is expected to open sometime between 
now and the first of the new year. 



CANTOR ENJOINED. 

Flo Ziegfeld announced Wednesday 
he had served an injunction order 
upon Eddie Cantor restraining that 
comedian from appearing in any en- 
tertainment other than the Tollies." 

The announcement says Ziegfeld has 
a contract with Cantor for 45 weeks. 




VANH0V 



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VAN HOVEN 

I vras thinking 
while 'walking 
with a friend one 
night along the 
beach what a 
wonderful adver- 
tisement it would 
be if only I could 
get a cannon ball 
that would throw 
my name, VAN 
HOVEN, against 
the sky, and then, 
when up high in 
the air, to burst 
and all the world 
could sec that 
name, with the 
papers full of it. 

In a Pub the 
next day I heard 
my friend telling 
the others I was 
off my nut. They 
told their friends 
I was off my nut. 
It got to the pa- 
pers and became 
common talk. 

On the Gus Sun 
time In those oth- 
er days that may- 
be weren't so bad 
after all. they 
laughed at me 
when I sot up 
night after night 
writing letters to 
managers who 
never answered. 
Even Gus 
wouldn't answer 
unless he needed 
a fill-in very 
badly. And then 
I rarely lasted over Monday. The actors 
thought I was awful, but I knew I was good. 

I wonder if they could see what Ned 
Wayburn writes about me and if they know 
that Flo Ziegfeld wanted me for a comic 
with his "Follies" this season and that my 
bookings over here made Jt Impossible to 
ncccpt Mr. Wayburn's kind offer, what would 
they think? 

The cannon ball story got them talking. 
I've several thousand cannon ball stories. 
They can all Inugh at me. I like It 

Regards to Gus Sun. • Van Sown. . 





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ALL CHORUS GIRLS NOW ASK 
$35 GR ANTED A T THE "HIP" 

Hard to Get Them to Work For Any Less in Vaudeville. Plea 

From Producer That Act Can't Stand More Than 

$30 Has Little Effect Pop Time Acts 

May Suffer Havoc. 

The formation of the Chorus Equity 

Association and the establishment of 

a $35 weekly wage has already been 

reflected in vaudeville and particularly 

to producer? of girl acts or those 

carrying a chorus. .. . 

v- One producing firm with a new turn 

calling for eight girls stated it could 

only pay $30 and be able to secure a 
...profit. This firm had been able - to 
; secure only four choristers at its price, 
V all other applicants saying they were 

members of the Equity branch and 

holding out for the $35 scale. It ap- 
pears that some of the girls are rep- 
resenting themselves to be members, 

t.'king advantage of the raise in scale 

at the Hippodrome. 
The new chorns girl wage may play 

havoc with any number of girl acts 

designed for pop time. 



York this week. Miss Suratt will now 
return to vaudeville, again booked by 
Jenie Jacobs, and will probably re- 
appear in her sketch. 



JOE SCHENCK RETIRES. 

Last Saturday marked the official 
severance of the long-continued gen- 
eral managership exercised by Jos. M. 
Schenck over the booking department 
of the Marcus Loew Circuit. Mr. 
Schenck is devoting all of his time to 
the picture interests he is identified 
with. The Schenck business offices are' 
in the Regan building. With the 
Schenck forces are M. S. Epstein and 
Dorothy Obereiter, Mr. Schenck's pri- 
vate secretary for many years. 

Succeeding Mr. Schenck in the Loew 
booking department is J. H. Lubin, now 
the general manager of that division. 
Mr. Lubin has been the virtual booker 
in fact of the Loew time for the past 
couple of years. He has a corps of 
assistants. 



SAM MYERS AT ORPHEUM. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 3. 

The local Orpheum is being directed 
by Sam Myers, who came to the Coast 
for his health after starting off the 
new State-Lake at Chicago. 

Despite the difficulties, Mr. Myers 
assumed charge, replacing Charles E. 
Bray, who is on a trip to the Orient in 
the interest of the Orpheum Circuit 



ORCHESTRA AT BILTMORE. 

The Art Hickman Orchestra, with 
Mr. Hickman, opened Monday at the 
Hotel Biltmore (Cascades) for a spe- 
cial engagement of two weeks. The 
orchestra, 10 in number, came direct, 
on leave for five weeks, from the St. 
^Francis Hotel, San Francisco. After 
completing the Biltmore engagement, 
the orchestra will spend another week 
in New York making records for the 
Columbia. ; 

Accompanying the orchestra (and 
playing in it) is Ben Black, profession- 
al manager for Sherman, Clay & Co., 
the big music house of the west, with 
principal office in San Francisco. 
While in New York Mr. Black is mak- 
ing his headquarters at Daniels & Wil- 
son's office on West 45th street He 
will return with the orchestra to the 
Coast 



"SHIMMY" WORLD BEATER. 

•> Chicago, Sept. 3. 

The champ shimmy dancer of the 
universe has been discovered by Ernie 
Young, the agertt, in the person of 
Gladys James. Besides being the last 
word or step in shimmy work, Mr. 
Young says Miss James at jazz sing- 
ing just tears off the roof. \ ■ i 

The agent thought so much of his 
discovery he has placed the girl un- 
der a contract for five years. 



CASE OF ^SHORTY" MALONE, 

Chicago, Sept 3. 

Any of you remember "Shorty Ma- 
lone"? Three years ago he used to be 
called Horton A. Malone, of the team t 
of Malone and Doyle, songs, dances 
and nifty crossfire. The team was 
playing nearly all the time. Then 
there was the railroad collision near 
Charlestown, W. Va. The following 
week Doyle's name was in Varibtt's 
obituary column, and Malone— he was 
lucky— he got away with the loss of 
both his legs. f* 

Malone was a Chicago boy. He 
came back to. his home town and took 
up his stand on Dearborn street, near 
the Majestic Theatre. There, in and 
about the Saratoga hotel, where lots 
of show people passed. The other day 
a new copper came on the beat, and 
Malone landed in jail. He was told to 
"move on," ■ and because he had no 
legs, and no place to "move on"; to, it 
was the hoosegow for him. 

"Shorty" is out again, but the new 
copper doesn't want him hanging 
around Madison and Dearborn. 

Maybe if he had a job, or some 
money, or something, he wouldn't have 
to. . - . . 



BOUND FOR S. A. 

The Ziras, jugglers; Smilletta Sisters, 
contortionists ; Lotta, accordionist, and 
the Novellos, gymnasts, sailed for 
South America Wednesday to play a 
ten weeks' engagement on the Seguin 
Tour. 



billy McCaffrey saves a life. 

William McCaffery, secretary to Ted 
Lauder (Keith's Agency) received an 
ovation from hundreds of people last 
Sunday, at: Whiteside Landing, L. I., 
when he braved a strong tide and un- 
dercurrent in saving Delacey Man- 
ning from drowning. 

McCaffrey brought him ashore after 
a swim of half a mile. 



NELL LOCK WOOD'S RETURN. 
San Francisco, Sept 3. 

Nell Lockwood, who formerly ap- 
peared on the big time circuits in a 
double (Lockwood and Bryson) and 
. who has been on the retired list for 
the past few years, was induced to 
return to the stage by Charles Bray 
during the latter's stay in Los Angeles, 
when Miss Lockwood appeared at a 
private entertainment. 

Miss Lockwood opens at the Or- 
pheum in Oakland, Sept. 21. 



Vaudeville Road Show in Wei t. 
San Francisco, Sept. 3. 

Jack McArthur, manager of the Ye 
Liberty, Oakland, has organized '. a 
vaudeville road show. 

The show is made up of eight acts 
from the Ackerman & Harris offices' 
and opened at Vallejo last week. It 
will play the one and two day stands 
in California at one-dollar prices. . . 

> Floor Open to • oung. 

Chicago, Sept. 3. 

Max Halperin has been formally 
recognized as the W. V. M. A. and 
Orpheum-Keith floor representative 
for Ernie Young. 

Notice was served on him, together 
with the other floor men for the agen- 
cies, to file a complete revised list of 
acts available, and to put in regular 
office hours on Sundays as well as 
other days, the new system. 



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After spending six weeks in Den- 
rk, Valeska Suratt returned to New 



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A & H. EXTENDING IN PICTURES. 

San Francisco, Sept. 3. 

That Ackerman & Harris intend 
branching out as picture exhibitors on 
an extensive scale, was given impetus 
by a report that the Hippodrome in 
Oakland, when completed about Jan: 
1, will be devoted to pictures, and that 
the circuit's vaudeville will go into 
the Ye Liberty in that city. 

Recently the firm acauired the 
Strand in Sacramento, which will show 
pictures. Negotiations are said to be 
on for houses in other cities where 
they control hippodromes. 



NORWORTH A CRACK SHOT. 

Syracuse, N. Y„ Sept. 3, 
Jack Norworth, in Ithaca appear- 
ing in a picture, has been upholding 
his reputation as a crack shot at the 
shoots of the. Lakeside Gun Club, 
where he and his leading woman, Janet 
Adair, have been walking off with all 
the honors. 

Norworth himself is an old hand at 
this game. At the recent contest he 
had 24 hits out of 25 birds. Miss Adair 
got 15 out of 25 birds. 



SPANISH SINGERS IN TURN. 

Two of Spain's notable singers are in 
New York and will shortly debut in 
vaudeville act called The Spanopera 
Singers." 

They are Signora Maria Portillo and 
Signor Raoul de la Garca, both of the 
Teatro Madrid^ where they have been 
prima donna and principal tenor, re- 
spectively for several years. V 

Alex. Makofka, a noted Russian pian- 
ist, appears with them as accompanist. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

Mrs. G. B. Twyman who was recent- 
ly operated upon, has left the hospi- 
tal and is on the road to recovery. 

Walter Percival was operated upon 
for appendicitis at the Hahneman Hos- 
pital, New York. He will be around 
again in about a week. 

Lieut. Eugene Foxcroft is convales- 
cing at St. Joseph's House, Elberon, 
N. J., and would like to hear from his 
friends. Since his return frbm France 
he has been ill with mastoids. 



BILL BAILEY MARRIED. 

Bill Bailey, of Bailey and Cowan, to. 
Gene Marsh at Los Angeles, August 
31. Mrs. Bailey was formerly in pic- 
tures. 



KIETH'S A. C CLOSING SEASON. 
Keith's Atlantic City, closes tomor- 
row night (Sept. 6). 



Dorothy Phillips in Star Role. 

Chicago, Sept. 3. 
Dorothy Phillips, wife of Nat Phil- 
lips, known to vaudeville as an ingenue 
of promise, was selected to play the 
Francine Larrimore role in the central 
company of Walter Hast's "Scandal." 
Her company opens Sept. 12 at Rock 
Island. The Bunting company opens 
Sept. 6 at Kankakee, taking up the 
southern route a week later at Spring- 
field, Mo. 






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NEW ACTS. 

Paul Marx and Irving Rines. ■ 'k^^; 

Sammy Gold (Gold, Pease and Ed- . 
wards) a "single". (Bernard Burke); 4 :;f*i 

Jack W. Haskell and Marty Bloom, 
"Song, Piano & Talkaflage." 

Willie De Beck, newspaper cartoon- 
ist. '■ •. ■ :...; ^m 

"The Ex-Convict's .Dream" (4) h>, ■ 
Sam Baum, produced by Nat Messing;'' 

"Pirates," ten people, tab. (Marty 
Brooks). ;?v% 

"Cold Feet" comedy sketch with .3 
v. omen and 1 man, featuring W.;S.!;4%5 
Baldwin and Rae Dean. (Lawrenwfe^ 
Schwab). \ ;'^%yi$y?' 



"Shooting the Bull," nine peopMigv 

(Marty Brooks). '■ ■^'■■i&jiMm 

Jack McClellan "started rehearsals JS||S^™ 
two new vaudeville tabs this/'owttj^M., 
"Lovers and Lunatics" (10 pc«plp?!^#p 
with Ben Lor in* featured and "Broad,4;SJ'i 
walk Breezes" (9 people), featuring Sid* 
Winters. 



Mr. 



BIRTHS, 
and Mrs. Clarence E. Wlffife 
at their home in Hartford. Conn., Ju'« 
.27, son (second child). The fatM*§„ 
Willard, the Man Who Grows. He^waa 
entertaining with the A. E F/'jbjpiWiMf 
at the time of birth, since returBftlfisi; 
borne. While oyer there Willard Ibstipfl, 
his trade mark, the 3-karat diamoSilfp 
stone. '■& 



MATRIMONIAL EPIDEMIC 

The professional offices of the Jos. 
W. Stern Music Co. seem to bea-verrlfp^ 
i table stamping ground of matrimohtsU^I' 
aspirants the last fortnight .or ^.s'tf^MF 
First Harold O'Hare, a Stern pianist^ I 
committed matrimony with ;Martna^||t, 
-professional, Next t6J$M^^ 



Pragle, non-. 

in line several days later is Bernie ; 
Grossman, a Stern songwriter, .who|#;;: 
.took the , fatal ; leap with HetejSpr 
Clement a former professional. Now 1 
May Pound, the putchritudinous piano •' ) 
pounder in the Stem marriage fac- 
tory, announces her resignation frort;Sf^ 
the firm to enter into double harnesi &Wm 
with ex-U. S. N. Lielut Walter Cheet., 
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STRIKE HITS MUSIC SALES. 

With the fourth week of theitti^M , 
well nigh over, and with ho sign jbff%£| 

abatement or settlement, production!?!^ 
music publishers are up in the air ovjjrS^' 
the loss of their .show music salesi ; .iiw^p|sf 
ing to the productions being dark.v^lilB® 

Popular sheet music houses' are ma.. 
ing the most of the opportunity 
"plug" and popularize their highe 
: priced publications. .'.-: -y^'Mmflk 



AMONG THE MUSIC MEN. . 

Lew Porter, of the Jos. W. 8terh staff;' 
conflned to bed with pleurisy. : ; - .'y £JvS3|h 

Abe Olman left for Chicago this w«k, 
rejoin bla former employer, F. J. A. 1 " 

Dare Hlngle has Joined the professional, . 
staff of the McKlnlejr Music Co. ■ . ,:\-i:fi^m^ 



Harry Yoell will he manager of McCarUnr^Wi 
Fisher's new Seattle branch professional bffleaiv-'.:-'; 

Al Bernard, songwriter and phonograph 
singer, is back In town. : , - . ;.,.;'- .'«?»» 



Gilbert & Freldland have Secured the tyng. >M 

rights In BIlllo Burke's forthcoming Parepv ^ -V 
mount picture, "Sadie Lore." . ^,$#4 

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George J. Bennett, formerly connected with. ft n 
the Stern writing staff, is now ■with Jack Mi" 
in a similar capacity. S.tVffpfigjT 

Herman Paley, songwriter, is back 
Broadway after a year's absence with 
Y. entertainment units In France, He is 

rnnnnntnrt with RnmlfV'n. y 



connected with Romlck's. 



The Lewis- Voung-Orar f 
Waterson - B erl I n - Snyder 
clal song around Po 
Valley of the Olnnt 

Job. W. Stern ) 
Needs a Friend," 
Brlgge pictures 
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London, Aug. 23. 
pit looks as though Percy Burton has 
struck a big winner with the presen- 
fftatibn at Covent Garden of Lowell 
affcotnas with his illustrated travelog 
" the British campaigns in Palestine, 
opening Aug 14 was a brilliant 
r, attended by royalty and other 
rtant personages. It is given un- 
the auspices of the English- 
peaking Union, of which the Rt Hon. 
J. Balfour is president and the 
erican Ambassador to England is 
onorary President. Burton is # a 
„sod snowman, combining native 
.shrewdness with American experience, 
fe Louis Bradfield, once a well known 
tTnusical comedy a<jtor here, died at 
^Brighton this week, aged 53. He was 
^L-big:Gaiety theatre favorite. One of 
Ufi$feeft known successes was as a 
ember of the cast of "Florodora." 
e ' is survived by a wife, son and 
(tighter. 

One of the most popular individuals 
■the. American colony that meets 
ightly at 11 p. m. at the Regent Pai- 
ge^, (sometimes called the "Regent 
alestine") is Captain Fountain E. 
"ard, of the American Army, who is 
ted here in charge of transporta- 
&of -returning troops. Personally 
own to most theatrical folks, and 
realizing the necessity for show peo- 
Tj» to get back to "the States" in 
:, Capt. Ward has been instrumen- 
in securing passage for a number 
rtpf American performers, among whom 
may be mentioned Elsie Janis, Julian 
"itchell, Rock and White, Doyle and 
n, etc. Before joining the ser- 
Captain Ward was passenger 
t for the Pennsylvania railroad 
Washington. 

When "Going Up" closes at the 

ietyat the end of the current week 

d goes on tour, Joe Coyne will not 

a member of the cast. He has de- 

ned offers for other London en- 

gements and proposes to take a 

r^s rest. He intends to visit Amer- 

in October, with Edward Lauril- 

iard, to visit friends on his native 

th. Although he has been here for 

great many years, and is a prime 

yorite with London audiences, 

yne is still an American at heart, 

d never overlooks an opportunity to 

yisO. Like Leon Errol, if his dress- 

g room isn't filled nightly with visi- 

ors from his own country, he feels 

eglected. 

" t *rank Wirth, who is here in the 
terests of the Ringlings, is about to 
^te, Paris via Amsterdam, going 
bin/there to Marseilles, sailing Aug. 
1 on the steamship Roma for Amer- 
jm£ While here he booked a number 
if acts with Moss Empires and comes 
back in November to see them- started, 
sfnis •■• week Wirth received a cable 
from the Ringlings instructing him to 
.secure an attorney to enjoin a color- 
able imitation of the Barnum & Bailey 
trademark in this country. It seems 
here was a touring tent show using 
ithographs closely resembling the B. 
£; B. paper, reading: "Sylvester pre- 
sents greater than" in small letters, 
followed by "Barnum & Bailey" in 
iglarge type. Upon investigation Wirth 
found the organization had already 
ne to smash. He says there is also 
band of ex-soldiers on the Rhine 
resenting a "Wild West" show and 
illing themselves as "Barnum and 
lailey." 

eWith the usual secrecy attending 
proposed American trips that sur- 
ds all London producers, Andre 
lot had booked passage for New 
n the Cretic sailing Aug. 28, for 
His Monkman. Re- 
• for keeping the 
"■>late, your cor- 
le over the in- 
iling had now 
no further 





need for failing to impart it to the pal- 
pitant American public 

It is denied irksome quarters that 
the Russian ballet will come to the 
Empire in September for a three 
months' engagement. It is true Sir 
Alfred Butt has the troupe under 
contract, but the Empire is scheduled 
to come down in November and if 
"The Lilac Domino" fails to continue 
to draw paving patronage there, the 
Russians will be put in as a stop-gap. 
. The New Empire, to be erected on 
the site of the present structure, to- 
gether with adjoining property, is to 
be a huge edifice capable of large 
seating capacity. It will have a roof - 
garden on top and the idea is to have 
performers playing, in the' house also 
appear on the roof, very much like 
the scheme in vogue at the New Am- 
sterdam in New York,- The plans 
were completed some time ago and 
Jack Hayman, who books the Vic- 
toria Palace shows, is already looking 
about for suitable artists. 

Speaking of booking ahead, Moss 
Empires has opened its books for an 
unusually large number of American 
turns, engaging them from various 
quarters, not confining themselves to 
the regulation English agents. Every 
American in London, claiming to have 
authority to negotiate for acts from 
the States, has been accorded inter- 
views with the booking commit tee-, 
with that end in view. 

London, Aug 22. 
Very shortly Robert Lorraine will 
have to remove himself and "Cyrano" 
from the Duke of York's and the ques- 
tion is, is he going, to finish pro tem 
with the play or going into a new 
home? Although managers are grumb- 
ling at the slackness of things the few 
theatres to be had— Covent Garden 
and the Lyric seeming the only avail- 
ables ones— Lorraine has proved that 
the play can be just as effective on a 
small stage as a big one. 

Ernest C Rolls will very probably 
remove "Laughing Eyes" from the 
Strand very soon and put the Tollies" 
in its place, the resurrected troupe 
having "come back" wonderfully. 

When the run of "Tilly of Blooms- 
bury" comes to an end and Arthur 
Bourchier returns to the Strand it will 
be with a new Cromwellian piece by 
Drinkwater the academic author of 
"Lincoln." Meanwhile "Tilly's" popu- 
larity in Bloomsbury and elsewhere 
shows no sign of abating. 

When James Bernard Fagan re- 
opens the Court it will be with "The 
Merchant of Venice," a Russian trage- 
dian, Maurice Moscovitch, making his 
debut before West End audiences as 
"Shylock." Mary Grey will be the 
"Portia," 

Basil Dean, late of the Cheshire 
Regiment and the Navy and Army 
Canteen Board, has chosen Liverpool 
as the jumping off place for his pro- 
duction of thevAmerican light comedy 
by William Hurlburt. The Playhouse 
will be the place, and the cast will in- 
clude : Iris Hoey, Helen Ferrers, Mar- 
garet Watson, Hilda Bruce Potter, 
Franklyn Dyall, Malcolm Keen, J. H. 
Roberts, and George Elton. 

Sept. 2, is fixed for The Great Day" 
at Drury Lane, and on that evening 
theatre-goers will see one of the big- 
gest sensations ever attempted even 
at ' the famous home of mechanism. 
The big* sensation takes place in a 
thieves' kitchen on the banks of the 
river Seine. Hero and heroine are in 
the hands of the villians but the river 
i^ rising to the rescue. At the crucial 
moment it overflows, bursts through 



the walls carrying buildings and 
bridges before it, and the characters 
are swept down stream in a swirling 
fury of rushing water. Villainy per- 
ishes, or a^good deal of it, but of 
course, a little it left to help virtue to 
carry on the story until curtail falls. 
Other exceptional scenes promised 
are Night (Subs, Cafes, and even the 
Peace Conference will not be for- 
gotten. 

Fred Barnes is another who is short- 
ly quitting London to fulfill a series 
of engagements in the States. The 
most important of these is matrimon- 
ial, or that's what his publicity people 
make out in a half-column story 
they've managed to get past the edi- 
tor of one or two Sunday papers. 
Barnes, a beautiful heroine (said hero- 
ine heiress to many millions), a deed 
of wild heroism, the gradual birth of 
love, and the songs Barnes as the hero 
is thinking of singing are all cleverly 
dove-tailed. 

Billy Reeves is creating a riot with 
his sketch "The Right Key but the 
Wrong Flat" This is his first trip to 
Britain after 12 years in America and 
when he last played over here it was 
as an ordinary member of one of the 
Kamo companies. Although Charlie 
Chaplin is generally credited with be- 
ing the original "Drunk" in "Mum- 
ming Birds" it was Reeves, but since 
.then the "screen" and America have 
made him famous. He has no open 
time at all for many a long month, 
having been snapped up immediately 
after his opening at the Empire, Bir- 
mingham by the Moss Empires, Sir 
Oswald Stoll, Variety Theatres Con- 
trolling company and all the other big 
syndicates. Horace Reeves, the agent 
here, is handling the turn. 

The many friends in America of 
Dave Carter, once the "silver voiced 
tenor" now the manager of the Vaude- 
ville Club, will be glad to hear that he 
beat G. W. Bartletb in the Victoria^ 
Club handicap final on Sunday at the 
Hangar Hill golf course by 4 up and 3 
to play. G. W. Bartlett is a well- 
known Australian sportsman, his 
handicap being she while Dave's is 
fourteen. Dave, as winner, receives a 
silver cup, presented by Tom Moore, 
a prominent member of the Victoria 
Club. 

Lee Copeland had entered into an 
arrangement with Herman Darewski 
to publish his compositions here and 
in addition to his music hall engage- 
ments "Les" will demonstrate during 
the day at the publishing emporium. 

Llewellyn Johns and Mr. Crocker, 
chiefs of staff for Sir Oswald Stoll, 
are going to America shortly to look 
over the latest wrinkles in theatre 
construction and equipment, with the 
idea of adapting to the new Stoll 
music halls now in course of construc- 
tion, such novelties as they deem will 
aid in up-to-dating the new edifices. 

Sir Walter de Freece has acquired 
"Circo's". He will re-open it very 
shortly as a high-class and exclusive 
Bohemian club and it's dancing floor 
will no longer be open to the "half 
world" and the gilded fool Those 
"night club" days are over and the few 
doubtful establishments that still 
struggle on are receiving more atten- 
tion from the police than they want 

Meanwhile the "public dance hall" 
boom continues, the "Palais Royale" in 
Holborn_ boasts the gaudiest com- 
missionaire in London and sounds of 
revelry can be heard any night An- 
other of these places is spending a. 
good deal of money on advertising 
tor girl instructors in the theatrical 
papers. . $15 a week is the wage 
offered, r and as that is now worth 
about 27/6 the road will be very 
clearly, indicated for many of the 



girls whose duty will be to dance with 
all and sundry. , 

Charles Coborn at present is divid- 
ing his time between Monte Carlo and 
Paris "shooting" scenes for the film 
version of "The Man who Broke the 
Bank at Monte Carlo." He returns for 
a big farewell benefit at the Alhambra 
Oct. 24, the theatre being let by Sir 
Oswald Stoll, and every artist of note 
will rally round to make the veteran's 
"good-bye" a success. Immediately 
after his farewell, and he's more hon- 
est than most people as he does an- 
nounce it well beforehand, Charlie 
will start off on a lengthy lecture tour 
being supported by a first-class vaude- 
ville combination and one or two of 
the films that "feature" him. 

'Griff intends crossing over to Amer- 
ica as soon as his present engage- 
ments admit Just now he is going 
very big at Maskeleyne's, St George's 
Hall show with his "Bubble and 
Squeak" act. When not doing re- 
markable things with soap bubbles 
and an ordinary clay pipe he proves to 
his own and everybody else's satis- 
faction that he is as good a "cod pat- 
terer" as ever. 

Percy Burton appears to have put 
over a sensational hit with the Lowell 
Thomas illustrated lectures at Covent 
Garden. A Variety representative 
dropped in there at a mid-week mat- 
inee and found takings to the amount 
of $1,500. As it is a one-man show, 
two performances daily, this sort 
of business represents "important 
money." 

Van Hoven has now reached the 
stage of popularity here where, a few 
weeks ago, there were no less than 
three well known artists doing imi- 
tations of him. The three are Bransby 
Williams, i Vernon Watson and Jack 

Morrison. 

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Grock, the musical clown, booked 
here by Edward Darling for America 
at a thousand dollars a week, is 
booked to make his New York pre- 
miere at the Riverside in December. 
Percy Reiss acted as the broker in the 
transaction. The only other act Dar- 
ling actually arranged for while here 
was Talbot O'Farrel, Irish tenor, 
booked by Horace Reeves. 

Albert de Courville is spending his 
holidays at Deauville, which is the ex- 
clusive "suburb" of Trouville, in 
France. Before leaving he exercised 
his option on the services of Midgie 
Miller, whom he engaged for the Paris 
revue which was abandoned. When 
the Paris .venture fell through, de 
Courville "tried out" Miss Miller for 
two performances at the London Hip- 
podrome, then took her out of the cast 
and she has been walking about draw- 
ing salary ever since. , 

From time immemorial. Americans 
have been reading of the "Englishman 
and his tub." The so-called "tub" con- 
sists of a brass or tin vessel capable 
of holding about a quart of water: 

As an example of how they regard 
all efforts to educate them into the 
use of modern bathing facilities, the 
following clipping from the London 
Evening News of Aug. 19 speaks for 
itself: 

HOUSES WITHOUT PARLOURS. 

Bathrooms to be provided "even if 

only Used for Curing Bacon." 

(From Our Own Correspondent.) 
Peterborough, Tuesday. 

Under a housing scheme just 
adopted by the Norman Cross Dis- 
trict Council, near Peterborough, 
houses are to be built without a par- 
lour. 

Each house, however, is to have a 
bathroom. 

One member remarked it was as well 
to have a bathroom, even if it was 
only used for curing bacon. 



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EQUITY BENEFIT, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, i«t & 

A f&JBOO holiday matinee started off the 
week of Actor*' Equity Association perform- 
ances at the Auditorium. There are to be 10 
■ham, with matinees Monday (Labor Day), 
Wednesday and Saturday. The following play- 
ers appeared at the Initial show: 

Tom Wise, Wallace McCutcheon, Paul 
White, Ada Meade, Duncan Slater, Bryan Foy, 
W. C. Fields and Co.. Frank Fay, Zoe Barnett, 
Blanche Ring. Charles Winlnger, Walter Jones, 
Grant Mitchell, Victor Mordant, Eugene How- 
ard, Ivy Sawyer and Joseph Saatley. Chio 
Sale, William Courtenay, Douglas Leavitt and 
a chorus of Equity members (about 60) in the 
finale. Some of the professionals mentioned 
appeared only in hits, and Miss Barnett, plead- 
ing a sore throat, bowed and made a panto- 
mime apology. Wise was the announcer, intro- 
ducing all acta, Van and.Scb.enck were the 
only one programmed who did not 'make an 
"appearance. Bam Hardy acted as general man- 
ager, with Frank McCormack, Learnt and 
George Henry Trader as general stage di- 
rectors ; Perclval Moore, Btage manager. There 
was an orchestra of 18, led by C. J. BJomson. 

Out of a bill of celebrities the little Duncan 
r-' Sisters cleaned up the surprise bit The two 
youngsters In quick comedy and entrancing 
harmonizing of two youthful and melodious 
voices, pulled a panic in "one." "Idaho." 
•'Story Book Ball" and a medley of smile 
songs gave them a routine that never lagged. 
Chio Sale In his standard work was beaTtly 
appreciated, and later returned to help Frank 
Fay in an intimate and somewhat Impromptu 
bit to let Fay off. Fay came on next to 
closing, following Sale, and was heartily taken 
In that trying spot. 

Wise opened the show with an Introduction 
of Ada Meade and a chorus of 21, mostly from 
"Take It from Me," in the modesty number 
from "The Mikado." Wlnnlnger, aa a single 
in street dress, sang two numbers, than did 
his killing trombone foolery for a smash. Later 
he came on la several places with other acts 
for snappy laughs. W. G. Fields and his orig- 
inal girl and caddie gave the golf scene from 
last year's "Follies" for a continuous uproar 
and strong applause. Ivy Sawyer and her 
handsome hubby ran only one song, "Nobody 
Cares," and one encore chorus with a light 
dance, but were splendidly applauded. 

The Equity . Dancers opened the second half, 
- and in their ranks — 6 men all in street sttlro 
were recognized Wlnnlnger, Bryan Foy, Ouy 
Kendall and Frank Healy. The star role in 
the oratorical skit which went . so hugely In 
. New York was here given to Courtenay, who 
brought to It an Ideal appearance and a clarion 
voice, aa well as a wealth of sincerity that 
was more than artlstio — it waa overwhelming. 
Chicago is not a theatrical town. There didn't 
seem to be a hundred people in the house who 
knew much about, "the cause," or who cared. 
' But on pure vehemence the propaganda oration 
swept the theatre to its feet, whereas all earlier 
reference to the purpose of the snow were but 
mildly ratified by the house, which was made 
up of society people and theatrical bargain 
hunters. 

Blanche Ring made the only reference by 
name to any of the "enemy," «ingn«g out 
Louis Mann in a heavy stage whisper. The 
audience seemed unaware of the significance 
of the allusion. She did three special verse* 
of "All Those In Favor Say Aye" about the 
strike, but got her big band on "Rings on Her 
Fingers." Wallace McCutcheon and Pearl 
White talked before the curtain. Miss White 
had been billed to work with Fay, and Mc- 
Cutcheon had not been announced previously 
at all. He was in dinner clothes, and the 
Pearl of great price" in the movies wore a 
shimmering black gown. They clowned for 
a good hand early In the running order. 

The programs were sold In the lobbies at a 
dime, and flowers were pushed for what they 
would bring. Among the outside workers were 
Lillian Tucker, Helen Raftery, Grace Fielding, 
the Dawn Sisters, Ann Warrington, Evelyn 
Qoenell, and a number of chorus women. 
Harry J. Powers was the only manager seen 
in the audience. 

Prospects for the week are around 125,000. 

ACADEMY OF MUSIC 

Monday evening, a single performance for 
the benefit of the A. B. A. was given to a 
near-capacity house at the Academy, Brook- 
lyn, the box office estimate being in the neigh- 
borhood of $3,000. The show ran smoothly 
from a little after 8.30 until 11, with Robert 
Enunett Keane, nest to closing scoring the 
applause hit of the evening. 

Pedro de Cordoba announcing, Introduced 
the first act, William J. Kelly and the Equity 
mob, Mr. Kelly rendering the Hassard Short 
parody of Mark Anthonys speech In "Julius 
Caesar," which Brandon Tynan did at the 
Lexington. 

, ..' Every act following pulled down a hit, by 
no means by virtue of the sympathetic au- 
dience but coldly based on their merit There 
was Fred Hlldebrand, erstwhile applause taker 
In "Take It From Me," with his semi-dance, 
- songs, and "Manager's Lullaby" (parody o* 
"Pal O'Mlne"), Louise Oroody and Hal Skelly. 
erstwhile "Fiddlers Three" members, song and 
• danced away in the second spot to a hit 
Skelly Introducing von Tiller's new "Whoa 
January" number. Eddie Foy and his half 
doien Equities fared well as per usual. Her- 

,' bert Corthell following, and doubling from 



the Lexington that evening scored with song 
and stories. His routine was perforce cur- 
tailed, Ethel Barrymore and Conway Teaxle 
closed the first half with the Romeo and 
Juliet balcony scene. It need not be stated 
they did not go unappreciated. 

Jack Squires with Ted Shapiro, tickling the 
Ivories, opened the second half with songs. 
Squires using two Irving Berlin numbers, the 
"Hand That Rocks the Cradle," and "No- 
body Knows-Cares" songs, to good advantage. 
Marjorle Bentley and John Lowe made them- 
selves conspicuous by their frugality in sel- 
ling their wares, doing two dance numbers, 
and quitting despite clamorous applause. Mr. 
Keane, introduced as a prominent member of 
the Lambs, had them In convulsions with his 
stories. Adele Rowland closed with Will 
Donaldson accompanying her at the piano. 
Miss Rowland was her usual winning self 
and held them enraptured with her songs. 
Miss Rowland stepped into the breach made 
by Mme. Leonl, whose orchestrations failed 
to arrive on time. 

Marie Nordstrom, billed and advertised to 
appear failed to do so, her services, no doubt, 
being In greater demand at the Second Ave- 
nue Theatre, where she Is appearing in the 
revue. Ditto with Knox Wilson, also billed 
to show at the Academy. Eddie Cantor, while 
not billed to show, was advertised, but didn't 

The show was worth the money. Everyone 
In the audience thought so. Abel. 



lexWton. 



There were many changes In the pro- 
gram at the Lexington, Monday night, the 
opening of the third week of the vaude- 
ville performance given under the auspices 
of the Actors' Equity. "Standing room" 
was an established Institution long before 
the curtain went up, with every box and seat 
in the theatre taken. The cheerful en- 
thusiastic crowds stood up in roped-oft 
spaces at the back of the bouse and added 
their bit to the clamor which greeted the 
performers in the striking actor's show. 

The big number this week is the last act 
of "The Copperhead" with Lionel Barry- 
more as Milt Shanks. It Is a playlet in it- 
self. 

As a whole the show Is the best which 
his been put on so far, with the make-shift 
garb in which the chorus girls appeared the 
erst two weeks changed for costumes and 
with well practiced songs about the Equity, 
punctuating the performance at intervals, 
the show took on the appearance of a smooth 
running up-to-date revue. 

The program opened with the Equity 



Chorus. There waa a pleasing stage set- 
ting and the 200 members led by Dan 
Healy sang "Equity"' and other numbers, all 
of Which went over big with the pro-A. B. A. 
audience. This was followed with a single 
by Gladys Rice, daughter of John C. Rice 
of the old team of Rice and Sally Cohen, 
accompanied by Charles Prince. Miss Rice 
has a line voice which she does not use to 
the utmost of Its possibilities. "Dear Old 
Pal" and "I Hear Tou Calling Me" were 
two of her numbers which nearly stampeded 
the audience. 

Ada Lewis and Jack Hassard have an 
amusing triangle burlesque with two play- 
ers and a water cooler. Immediately they 
appeared on the stage half the audience 
started to titter in anticipation of some of 
the ludicrous stuff these two genuine come- 
dians were going to pull and they were not 
disappointed, as the pair was screamingly 
funny and bad the house sewed up from 
the start. Adele Rowland pat over three or 
four songs Including "Mammy O'Mlne." with 
lots of snap and received a generous hand. 

Ernest Glendlnnlng's explanation of the 
non-appearance, through illness, of Marguerite 
Nomara and the Watson Bisters, was per- 
fectly satisfactory to the audience, especially 
aa suitable substitutes had been provided. 
Hal Skelly and Louise Oroody appeared In 
dances and songs. This team evidently has 
already endeared Itself to Equity audiences 
as the moment they appeared there was an 
uproar of applause and it was some seconds 
before they were able- to get going, owing 
to the tumult. 

A regular old time minstrel show with 
real Jokes, good songs and some splendid 
dancing by Skelly and Healy with James 
i\ Corbett as Interlocutor and the Equity 
chorus of 100, was one of the features of 
the second half of the program. Besides 
Skelly and Tom- Lewis as end men. there 
was Billy Clark and Ed Oarvie and almost 
every legitimate show In New York was 
represented "around the circle." One of 
the best songs of the evening was Fred 
Hlldebrand's ("Take It From Me," Cbi Co) 
"Manager's Lullaby," sung to a popular 
tune. Dorothy Dickson and Carl Hyson, and 
Ray Raymond In songs, all received gen- 
erous applause. - -J m ^ 

Brandon Tynan delivered an oration by 
Hassard * Short, staged by Perclval Knight 
and Hazzard Short entitled "Equity" with 
nearly 400 A. E. A. members on the stage. 
The oration wae highly ImpresBlve, delivered 
In the words of- Marc Anthony's speech in 
Julius Caesar. Every time the sentence, 
"But the Managers Are Honorable Men" 
was used there was shouts of "no, no" and 
other evidences of disapproval. 

The show closed with the audience stand- 
ing at the suggestion of Mr. Tynan and 
giving three cheers for the Equity and its 
members. . 



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BERT LEVY 

Special American representative of "THE STAGE," London, who is reporting the actors' 
strike for that Journal and a syndicate of newspapers. . . ' 

Mr. Levy looks after the American vaudeville interests of The Stage," which has the 
largest circulation of any theatrical Journal In the United States. 



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ACTOR'S EQUITY REVUE. 

Muslo by various composers. 

Arranged and staged by Roger Gray. 

ACT I. 

Scene l— Golf Links at Great Neck. 

Opening Chorus.. Ensemble 

An Experienced Golfer .Matt Hanley . 

A Novice .............John Qoldsworthy 

"Running after Nancy". .Alma King, Frank. 
Donegan and Chorus 

"Sally Simpklns"... Ellen Beet 

"Rover" .......Phil Dwyer 

"Turkey in the Straw". .. .Roger Gray and 

Chorus 
Scene 2 — A Persian Street 
The Equity Sextetto Arthur Burckly, Ar- 
thur Cunningham, Nora White, Sarah Ed- 
wards, Mr. Franklin, Geo. Bognes. 
Scene 3 — "John Ferguson's Finish." 
(In order of their appearance.) 

John Ferguson Matt Hanley 

Sarah Ferguson .Mies Filton 

Hannah Ferguson....... Dorothy Tureck 

Jlmmle Ceaser .Jamee Barton 

Henry Wlthrow...: Chas. De Haven 

Andrew Ferguson. .............. .Rpger Gray 

Clutle John. ............... ....William Kent. 

Mailman .-. Dan Marble 

Scene 4 — Helen Ford and the "Dream Man" 
Kiddles. Nox Wilson, "The Camouflage Man." 
Scene 6 — The Campus at Columbia College. 

Miss Marie Nordstrom The Rag Time Ball 

Club Including James Barton, William 
Kent, De Haven ft Nice, Pierson ft He- 
Aullffe, Frank Donegan ft Roger Gray, . 
Dan Marble, "The Round the World 
Dancers." . ij| 

■ ! ACT H. ■ vWi 

Scene 1 — The Great Bluff Hotel at Sen Girt 
during the action of which numerous inter- >M 
Dotations of comedy will be rendered by the 

same folks that were In the first act 
Scene 2 — Miss Marie Nordstrom In "Let's Pre* ■---'■'■ 
tend.'* ••'•••• ■.-rag 

8cene 8— "The Cafe Jan." - '-'V^ 

Having met- with such royal reception at- . ' 
the Lexington, the past fortnight the E n«- ;~ ^ 
tertalnment Committee of the A. E. A. east 
Its eyes about for new fields. They were, 
successful In securing the Brooklyn Academy ■-,-% 
of Muslo ior Labor Day -evening. Tb.omasb.efs- " . 
ky's Theatre on Second avenue and- ■Houston— ^ -ssj 
street, and the Second Avenue Theatre, ■ 
'proper, but two blocks away, cornering on ■? 

Second street The Lexington gave Its usual 
weekly bill uptown. :..-.-rt^ 

Unlike the other three of the quartet, the -^ 
Second Avenue Theatre Is offering an "Equity -i 
Revue." .'..-■■■■ J 

The show is billed as "the only revue in ■ :■ -m 
town." But as an entertainment pure and 
simple, more often as spasmodic as simple, ■'•v 
it passes. And as Billy Kent says, "For a 
three day rehearsal, this Is not so worse," or 
words to that effect, also not forgetting to 
take a vernal crack at his former boss. Ar- 
thur Hammersfeln. There were several such 
flips at "Jake and Lee" and the rest of the 
P. M, A. members,* not forgetting G. M. C., 
with the statement by a wag, "I'll give you 
another /$100,000 and make you president ot 
it" Kent's speech was apparently Impromptu 
and on the spur ot the moment. In which he r < 
promised marked Improvement of the troupe ;. _. 
with each performance. - ; -:;^[ 

As a production, it Is out to make as much 
money as It possibly can at the least expense, 
costumes being plain and cheap, with no 
special scenery at all, employing the house 
drops, the forest and street cycloramaa , for 
the necessary locations. The show started at --W.1 
a regular $2 clip but frizzled out towards the. "j 
end, iimmy Barton's dancing saving it front ft 
dire results. 

In the first section, Marie Nordstrom's vau- 
deville number of the "Let's Pretend" class ■ 
was offered and held up the show. She ap-:-.-:.'L 
peered later In a 'similar capable offering. 
The first golf scene, done In a forest set car- 
ried the average patter with little or no noy^S^jfe 
elty. In front of a Persian street, fa r^oaysSSSS 
—second scene — a mixed sextet exercised tb(<; -5/T ~. 
lungs to appreciable returns. '•'• i 

The kingpin of the first section was the 
next scene, "Jrbn Ferguson's Finish," a fun- .'■<'*> 
ny travesty on (he Irish drama at the Fulton, 
Immensely appreciated. John, In this in- 
stance, has. a grievance against the tolephone 
company, reading the telophone directory as 
the "bible" from which he quotes the psalms 
of the company. In the form of directions to 
discontented phone subscribers. Whoever ',', 
I wrote the burlesque deserves program credit' ~/l , 
It is assumed Roger Gray Is responsible since 
he is programed as the arranger and stager ot 
the show. With a few changes, the piece pan :"- ^ ; 
be taken out bodily and put to work in- van- . pi 
deville; .V-". 

Knox Wilson and his concertina came in for 
approval, the balance ot the act consisting of 
specialties and bits, unrelated in lay-out and - - :? 
theme, petering out with the rest depending 
on the ability of the performer. A dancing J. £ 
baseball game bit in the last scene scored,. ' ■'} 
as did Bartln's lntlmitable skate dance, which 
stopped the show, he, however, refusing to 
acknowledge the applause. Marie Nordstrom's •>:; :lj 
bit came to the rescue here, also. '•'.-> ■, 

Considering the plus-Yiddish contingent in .■.. U 
the house and the Ghetto locale, a Yiddish 
number in the dance revue number Is out ot 
place. The second act seemed very much up 
In the air. Another series of bits and special- 
ties, which grew tiresome towards the end, the 
show having run from 2.G0 on Labor Day 
matinee until ' 5.40. with ' Jimmy Barton's, 
stepping taking up the last 15 minutes. 

They will make money with the revue-rlt _ i .' 
is estimated they cleaned up |2,500 on the - 
matinee alone and they were greatly handi- 
capped by the poor stage crew work, noise, . '. 
.-. mlscues, wrong lights and what not, causing 
gaenough confusion to throw any troupe out of = ; i J 
^kelter. Abel. 



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iTRIKE BROKEN BY TYLER 

IN CHICAGO AND MILWAUKEE 

— 

**On the Hiring Line" Put On by Non-Union Crew at Black- 
stone in Chicago. Laura Hope Crews Heads Cast 
Patricia Collinge Opens in "Tillie" in Beer 
City. Audience Nervous at First, 
Soon Settles Down. 



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Chicago, Sept. 3. 
irge C Tyler broke the strike as 
Ill's one theatre and attraction were 
fected. His opening of "On the Hir- 
$ Line" at the Blackstone, the first 
nown entirely non-union performance 
any stage since unions came into 
le theatre and since actors came into 
|||$inion, /went off "without incident" 
jfttfrday night The receipts Were 
[i4 with the gallery not opened to 
ie public. 
f$A /unique scene surrounded the 
^Blackstone. The leading Equity ac- 
were peacefully picketing out of 
oors and even in the lobby, where 
icy molested no one and no one mo- 
i them. Hazel Dawn J and Wil- 
_ .'Courtney, holding up ' copies of 
The New Majority," socialist sheet 
: V7hich printed a special front page an- 
nouncing in heavy type,' "The Black- 
3 stone Theatre is Fighting the Actors 
-?' and Union Labor" chatted pleasantly 
[|i with Tyler and with Harry J. Powers, 
general manager of the K. & E. in- 
| terests here. 

/Miss Dawn had bought a ticket, but 

asked to have her money refunded, at 

jut curtain time. Arthur Esberg, 

. smiling treasurer, told her in gen* , 

„jjf voice that- it was too late. Could 

IfKi /exchange it for another perform- 

jice, per haps ? Miss DaWn smiled 

iick and suggested that perhaps there 

'"be no more performances. Mr. 

sberg assured her that "On the Hir- 

r.Line" was in for an indefinite run. 

yes, breathed Miss Dawn— in- 

inite was right. And she returned 

her picketing. 

?orty selected silk stocking detec- 
tives and a few that ran more toward 
Ire woolsock order, thronged about 
nd nudged and jostled and watched. 
ftfXhe curtain went op promptly and 
fdr about 15 minutes there was a 
-arked tension. The audience kept 
joking about as though in fear of a 
possible bomb or other violent mani- 
festation. But presently the bright lit- 
tle comedy got the house engrossed 
fPflid.the show went on like any other. 
''The audience represented the finest 
class of Chicago theatregoers. 

A special paster in the program 
. Jad: "Every precaution has been 
'sa^^taken to safeguard your comfort. If, 
^HOwjever,, the house lights should sud- 
^^tiry go out, please remain seated, 
/Other; lighting arrangements have been 
^/provided." ' 

1 With the strain broken, the per- 
formance soon lost its either sinister 
oi' gala aspect and thereafter there was 
' the laughter and applause accorded to 
■"Mines and situations without thought of 
$f$fiy issues. A three-girl orchestra 
between the acts. The piece 
yas declared a sure hit on merit at 
the end and, in happier times, un- 
r$i dptibtedly would have clear sailing. 
M/ The cast, listed in the "Big Majority" 
fe; as "The Strikebreakers," is as follows: 
0/>HMuri Hope Crews, Sidney Toler, 
^jM'inna Gombell, Josephine Hall, Bar- 
bara Eduard, Frank Wilcox, McKay 
;// Morris, Guy D'Ennery, Baker Moore, 
k|Thomas Coffin Cooke. 
|k|&''. The authors are Harvey O'Higgins 
VSjjV and Harriet Ford. Miss Ford was 
present. Among the guests was Pa- 



tricia Collinge, a Tyler star, for whose 
company the same procedure was due 
in Milwaukee Monday night, a dozen 
strike breakers having been sent from 
here to open her in "Tillie" there. 

All day Sunday, with only one po- 
liceman in sight, the box office re- 
mained open and the advance sale pro- 
ceeded with prospects of a week of 
about $12,000 if things went as peace- 
fully as they had started. Tyler re- 
ceived a hundred telegrams of good 
wishes and encouragement from man- 
agers and other partisans of his side 
to the controversy. 

As reported in Tuesday's Bulletin, 
Tyler opened "Tillie" the night before 
at the Davidson, Milwaukee, with Pa- 
tricia Collinge in the play, and the 
stage operated by a crew oi. 21 non- 
union stage hands from this city. 



NEW CLUB OFFICERS ELECTED. 

Following the resignations of the 
official directory of the Burlesque 
Ciub, a new election was held last Fri- 
day, when Will Roebm was selected 
president, Lem Siman, secretary, and 
Louis A. Suss, treasurer. 

The officials resigning wer e Harry C 
Jacobs as president, Al Singer as sec- 
retary/and Dan Dody as treasurer. 
A special meeting of the Burlesque 
Club had been held a few days be- 
<fore, to secure an expression of the 
then presiding officers on their atti- 
tude. . It was alleged they were not 
properly executing their duties in the 
respective offices. A resolution is said 
to have been introduced and passed 
calling for their resignations. 

Another reason advanced for the 
special request was that burlesque cir- 
cles heard the renewal of the lease for 
the clubhouse at 145 West 47th street 
shv tly expiring, might not be renewed 
unless quick action was, taken upon it 

The Burlesque Club is reported to 
have a surplus of $2,000 in bank. 

.Friday weekly bjas been designated 
as the regular meeting night 

' Upon the officers resigning they also 
resigned as members of the club. 



SPORTS. 

The theatrical aeroplane record was 
established last Sunday by Prescott 
and Eden (formerly billed under the 
name of The Prescotts), when they 
successfully journeyed by plane from 
Buffalo to the Temple, Syracuse, arriv- 
ing in time to fulfill the engagement 

The- plane maintained an altitude of 
5. COO feet during the entire journey. 
The trip was made in one hour and 
fifty minutes. , 

The performers were introduced 
from the stage of the Temple, Syra- 
cuse. : -/ / •. 

Over last Saturday and Sunday the 
Lights baseball team annexed two 
more victories, but went down in the 
loss column for one. The first win 
was over the Freeport Stars, Saturday, 
by a score of 11 to 3. The first game 
Sunday, against the- 13th Infantry 
(Camp Mills) was also added on the 
victory column, defeating the soldier 
boys by a score of 6 to 4. A surprise 
was then sprung on them in the fea- 
ture tilt the same day with Saunder's 
All Stars (colored). It was the third 
game with this club, each team having 
v/on one. When the game started the 
colored aggregation had a white bat- 
tery and a white left fielder, sufficient 
to beat the Lights. According to- the 
Lights, the white pitcher had more 
curves than a scenic railway. The 
score was 7 to 0. 



BURLESQUER WEDS MILLIONAIRE. 

Chicago, Sept 3. 

With the engagement this week of 
the "Bon Ton Girls" at the Columbia, 
it became known Shirley Bennett, one 
of the chorus girls, was married last 
week at Cincinnati to Herbert A. 
Strasser, Jr., twenty-year old son of 
the soap king millionaire. 

Fearing the wrath of his father, 
young Strasser is traveling with the 
company. \ . r , 

UP STATE STRIKE. 

Oswego, N. 'JL Sept 3. 

Oswego had a taste of the actors' 
strike Friday evening when the 30 
members of "What's the Idea?" de- 
clined to go on at the Richardson with 
a non-union orchestra. The leader, 
who travels with the company, is a 
unionist and he would not sit in the 
pit with the Oswego musicians. The 
company's pianist played the musical 
comedy alone and the members of the 
house orchestra looked on. 



HOUSES OPENING. 

Alhambra, Stamford, Conn., Sept. 15. 

Liberty, Staten Island, stock dur- 
ing the week and vaudeville Sundays, 
opened last week. 

Gordon's Olympia and ScollaySq., 
Boston, next week, Sept 8. They have 
been added on the books of Doc Breed. 

Alhambra, Stamford, Sept. 8. 



BURLESQUE ENGAGEMENTS. 

Sylvia Edwards replacing Babe Wel- 
lington as soubret at Kahn's Union 
Square. 

Norma Bell, prima, for Union Square 
stock. ' 

Frank Lilly (Wong and Luiey) has been en. 
gaged to play Boza in Edmund Hayes snow. 





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J. GORDON BOSTOCK 

Author— Director— Producer 
1493 Broadway, New York, City 

I want to buy Plays, Musical Comedies, 
Sketches, Songs and Vaudeville Acts of all 
kinds. 

Stars and clever people looking for a vaude- 
ville vehicle, see me. I will finance and pro- 

I personally nook my acts on ths big tlms 
through the offlse of my brothar, CLAUDS 
W. BOSTOCK. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES. 

By Thomas J. Gray. 
Show business now consists of the 
Summer Season, the Winter Season, 
and the Strike Season. 

It has now been decided that only 
one Senator will trail Wilson. It is 
hardly possible that the closing of so 
many Musical Comedies had anything 
to do with keeping the old boys home. 

Telegraph company issued a new 
rate book in the theatrical district 
Maybe it expects a rush of wires, with 
"touching" messages. 
"— 
Home Theatricals. 

Musical Act Give each member of 
the family a comb covered with tissue 
paper, any kind of noise they make on 
it will sound like a Jazz band. A touch 
of uptodateness can be given the af- 
fair, if you dress the folk in sailor 
suits. ; _ . .' 

Drama. .'Give each member of the 
family the editorial page of a different 
daily newspaper, have- each one read 
the Jeading editorial aloud. Nothing 
could sound more dramatic 

Moving Pictures. Put the family 
album on a string suspended from any 
height, then swing it around the' room. 

Problem Plays. Figure out some waj 
of getting out of paying your rent 

Most of those dear old railroad men 
who are always thinking up schemes 
to raise the fares, travel on a pass. 

To a man on the side lines it looks 
as though those fellows working with 
the circus have the best of it this 'sea- 
son. 

Newspaper, story says "it will take a 
year to heal all the scars made during 
the present strike." What an optimist 
the fellow is who wrote that 

How to Be Happy on Broadway. 
Walk fast 

Wear blinders, a - 
Don't stop to argue with anybody. 
The surest way is to stay home. 

Suggestions are now in order to 
make General Pershing happy when 
he arrives in New York. Might pass a 
law against anybody singing some of 
those "Peace songs" to him. \ 

Might appoint a committee of those 
who announced from the stage what 
they were going to do for the "boys 
in the trenches" and then thought the 
trenches were over here in the thea- 
tres. 

In the new list of unions announced 
this week we fail to find one made 
up of the fellows who sing the parodies 
about the bathing suit ripping, surely 
there is enough of those boys to form 
their own union. 

The Chorus Girls' Johns may organ- 
ize against the high cost of flowers and 
perfume. 

Hope they don't get the Knigh'ta" of 
Labor mixed up with the Knights of 
Columbus. 

This has been a great season for 
cheering. 






SHOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO. 

Alcazar.—'The Miracle Man" -with 
Walter P Richardson and Belle Ben- 
nett 

Casino.— Will King Co. (15th week) 
and A. H. & W. V. A. Vaudeville. 

Columbia.—" Chin Chin" (4th week). 

Cur ran.— "Broken Blossoms" (pic- 
ture; 2d week). 

Majestic — Del Lawrence Stock Co. 

Princess — Bert Levey Vaudeville. 

Wigwam.— A. H. & W. V. A. Vaude- 
ville. 



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A.F. L. MEMBERSHIP 

TAe following list of members of the Actors' Fidelity League was given 
out Monday by the League, possibly for the information of producing managers 
and agents: . . . - Jl 

77»e /I. P. L. was promoted by Louis Mann, who nominated George M. 
Cohan as its first and permanent president. Mr. Mann is the vice-president. ... 

Considerable news concerning the League has been published in VARI- 
ETY'S Daily Bulletins., Its objects, as expressed, are against the methods of 
the Actors' Equity Association in the strike; also it is pledged not to strike, 
to secure an equitable contract for the professional and to work in close har- 
mony with the manager. The League is looked upon as an arm of the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association. Mr. Cohan resigned from his membership in > 
the latter to resume his status as an actor only and became president of the 
actors' organisation as such'. ; '-•;''■ . :'•'•■ 

The A. E. A. has characterised the A. F. L. as a managerial-controlled 
society, formed for the purpose, the A. E. A. alleges, of attempting to injure 
the morale of A. E. A. members. In the several statements issued by both 
players' associations, the A. E. A. has uttered some positive statements in l< 
opinion of those who joined the Fidelity, whether previous members of the 
A. E. A. or no. •'•": ..W , # . t t ~.~. 

Up to last Saturday night, the Fidelity claimed a membership of 2300. 
At that time it had not been organized over two weeks. The A. E. A. has 
charged the Fidelity membership is not strictly professional {players). ^ . 

The names below are announced as a complete list of Fidelity member* 
up to the date of its issuance (Sept. 1). 



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Anderson, Lillian Lee 
' Arden, E. M. 
Arnold, Adella 
Andrews, Charles 
Ambrose, Helen 
Aids, DellBle 
Adoree, Renee 
Ashley, Arthur H. 
Allew, Sophie 
Alracey, Celeste 
Addison, Smythe 
, Arnold, Laura 
Arthur, Julia 
Anderson, Marie 
Ard, Matthew 
Alden, Bertie 
Allen, Ethen 
Astor, Marie 
Allison, Oert R. 
Alison, George 

Bates, Blanche 
Beyer, George 
Ballau, Ena 
Berry, Julia 
i Berry, Anna 
, Baraett, Zoe 
Brabam, Lionel 
Beecher, Janet 
Baraett, Harold 
Benton, Eddie 
, Brown, Frederick 
. Brown, Martin 
Bamett, Rexford 
Bruckner, Nicholas 
Barnes, Helen 
Bartlett, Charlotte 
Bradley, Aunle" 
Burnett, R. Geo. 
Banks, Mrs. E. 
Bloom, Alice Sber 
Bostwlck, Elwood F. 
Blackburn, Vivian 
Bostwlck, Herbert 



Chaffin, Harry 
Church, Fred 
Chltkar, Virginia 
Coy, M. 

Carmen, Francesca 
German, Marguerite 
Garmontel, Hattie - 
Gopelaud, May . 
Gowlea, Louise 
Carmen, Josle 
Carlyle, Wanda 
Gook, Judith 
Grane, Florence 
Collier, William 
Clark, Richard 
Gasby, Frank E. 
Garr, Frederick 
Campbell, Eugenia 
Goyne, Inez 
Chester, Grace 
Crews, Laura Hope 
Chandler, Cherry 
Coyne, Phoebe 
Coyne, Patricia 
Colllnge, Patricia 
Cohan, George II. 
Copeland, May . 
Clank, Francis B. 
Cone, William 
Curtis, Maud Norton 
Cowell, Jack 
Courtney, Florence 
Courtney, Inea 
Colgne, inn a 
Colgiia, Edna 
Coombe, Lew ' 
Canuex, Conrad 

Davis, Bessie McCoy 
deCuls, Clemeuce 
Dorrington, Lucille 
Dealy, Mae 
Duryea, May 
Dufty, Irene F. 



Basaett, Mrs. John D. Dale, Norma 



Bishop, Kenyon 
Bowers, Helen 
Birch, Bally 
Blair. Sam 
Ballon, David 8. 
Brown, Ray 
Bachler, A. W. 
Bennett, Eleanor 
Brennan, Jay 
Burton, Clara 
Bryant, Fanny -'' 
Borowskl, Olga 
Belts, Billy 
Blair, Eugene 
Blanld, Louise 
Beerbobm, Claude 
Bostwlck, Ernest M. 
Baudett, Louise 
Brooks, Virginia 
Barry, Margaret 
Bordeaux, Alma 
Brokate, Cbas. 
Blalsdell, Wm. 
Bendtsen, France 
Bruce, Dorothy 
Becker, Art 
Brooke, Agatha 
Bamum, George 
Bingham, Amelia 
Brown, Beth 
Bonnell, Adrlenne 
Bageter, Jeanette 
Bumiller, Josephine 
Blake, John 
Blande, Ethel 
Baker, Lillian 

Claire, Ina 
Cameron, Jean 
Cablll, Marie 
Coburn, Ivan Willis 
Cook, Louise 
Cohan, Billy 
Coogan, George 
Cummlngs, Ralph E. 
CI y ton, Gladys 
Clifton, Mercedes 
Casad, Campbell B. 
Cunningham, Q. W. 
Chester, Ruth 
Campbell, Mabel 
Clifford, J. House 
Coleman, Gladys 
Content, Claire 
Caryery, 0. M. 
Contents, Claire 



deCordova, Leander 
Doran, Lawrence 
Drewery, Lillian 
DavlB, Cbas. F. 
Dunham, Marlon 
Devlne, James 
Duffield, Etbel 

Earle, Ethel 
Elsie, May 
Earle, Florence 
Ebert, Beatrice 
Evans, Jos, 
Evans, Murry 
Earlcott, Oludys 
Emlay, Earle 
Elliot, Marilyn 
Elliot, MaUle 
Edison, Dorothy 
Evans, Lester 
Evans, Jane 
Eagels, Jeanae 
Elliott, Beta 
Emmett, Ralph 
Ebeuback, Arthur 
Ellegood, Raymond 

Foster, Alan K. "~ 
Frlstle, Hazel 
Fuller, Eve, 
Farrell, Margaret 
Fauae, Martin J. 
Frengen, Deo. H. 
Forrest, Sam 
Forrest, Fred. 
Ferraudou, Don 
Field, J. 
Foncelli, Vice 
Filer, Maude Gage 
Fanning, Rita 
Fleming, Jeunette 
Fleming, Alice 
Farrel, Jane 
French, Adelaide 
Furst, Harry 
Fried, S. \L 
Foster, Nanoette 
Foley, Hattie 
Fleming, June 
Florist, Evelyn 
Flint, Hazel 
Flake, Minnie M. 
Fox, Mary Hampton 
Fagan, Allen H. 
Oreen, Margaret 
Green, Anna 
Gray, Gilds 
Orlsvold. Isabel 



Giles. Alphla 
Golrecbt, Capt. W. T. 
Greene, Hoyt C. 
Gilbert, Louis . , 
Geranger, M. 
Galleher, Donald 
Gloria, Albert 
Gloria, Adelaide 
Gilmore, W. H. 
Gordon, Susette 
GuDtner, Helen 
Gwynn, Harold 
Graham, Aileea 
Qrenler, Alleen 
Gorman, Jas. Jr. 
Gorman, Jas. 
Grsves, Norma 
Gates, Edgar 
Grey, Jane 
Gombel, Minna 
Granville, Jeanne 
Gelette, Viola 
Gould, Billy 
Granville, Jeanne 
Gluck, Arnold 
Gwynn, Harold 
Gallagher, Charles 
Garrack, Lilian 
Gibson, Diana 
Gfete, Mabel 
Gardner, Victoria ' 
Geer, Eddie 
Grannan, Estelle 

Hackett, Eva ' 
Hope, Marjory 
Hawks, Consuelo 
Houman, Llora 
Hart, Peggy 
Herz, Ralph 
Held, Irene 
Haslup, -Marlon 
Howsom, Albert A. 
Howsom, Loretta H, 
Hayes, Christopher 
Huban, Eileen 



Johnson, Renee 
Jackson, Harry 
James, Horace 

Kane, Nicholas 
Kayton, Lillian 
Kayton, Jeanette 
King, Jack 
Knight, Helen 
Karmenova, Francesca 
Kingston, Olive 
Kingston, Violet 
King, Allyn 
Kyle, Howard 
Kenyon, Lily 
Kralmer, Agnes 
Kelly. Doris ..-.;' 
Kauffman, Fred - 
Karr, Frederick . 
Kent, Reba 
Rubers, Dorothy B. 
JCeity, Dorothy 
Kendrlck, Rexford 
Kingston, Marjorle 
Krece, Warren W. 
Klendon, J. 
Keer, Edith C. 
Koupal, T. Morse 
Klrkham, Ellis 
Kauser, Ben]. F. 
Kegerris, Robt 
Kessler, Lew 
Kurzman, Miriam 
Klrby, Marlon 

La Von e, Murray 
Lelght, Philip 
Leach, Viola 
Link, Helen 
Lynd, Helen 
Lewis, Dtana 
Lonergan,' Lester 
Lumley, Diana 
Lesley. Charlotte 
Latham, Cynthia 
Langdon, Paula 



Hastings, Katharine A. Lankes, Robt. 



Hurst, Catherine 
Haliiday, John 
Howard, Arthur C. 
Hackett, Arleen 
Hinckley, Geo. 
Harper, Wilfred 
Herbey, Naat EL 
Hemmon, Ted 
Hodman, Chester 
Haytfen, Kaihertne 
Hall, Qeorgie Lee 
Hyatt, Polly 
Had ley, Virginia 
Hutchinson, Katbryn 
Haywood, Robinson 
Harvey, Clarence 
Hicks, Dopblne - 
Hurst, Frank 
Huntman, Geo. 
Heuimen, Edward 
Hardy, Al. 
Hunter, Hazel 
Howe, Ida 
Howe, Jessie 
Hlckson, Hal 
Hanson, Gladys 
Hopkins, Peggy 
Hardy, Phil 
Hart, Jane 
Hall, Franklin 
Hluton, Chaa. M. 
Hansell, Margaret 
Hutcfalns, Marlon 
Herbert, Ralph J. 
Howell, Ada 
Hixon, Hal 
Harrington, Harry 
Hayes, Helen 
Hall, Sydney 

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Inendez, Dolores 
Irving, Dorothy 
Irverg, Jean 
Irving, Harry H, 
Irwin, Alice, 

Jlmene, Rudolph 
Jose, Hermosa 
Johnston, Justin* 
Johnson, Ben 
James, Albert 
Josopby, Helen 
Jackson, Irving M. 
Johnson, Alice 
Johnson, Marlon 
Janette, Yvonne 



Lee, Marguerite 
Lee, Laura 
Lee, Dixie 
LeVon, Helen 
Leonard, Frieda 
Lorraine, Gertrude 
Leroy, Edith 
Lee, Helen 
Lake, Thoral 
Leftwlch, Alex. 
Lang, Eva 
Lee, Kenneth 
Lorraine, Emily' ■ 
Lambert, Alnsley 
Lockett, Lou 
Lund, George 
Langdon, Virginia 
Lendo, Eva Randolph 
LeVle, Louis 
LeFree, Dolph 
LeTree. Wilfred 
Lennox, Charles 
Lloyd, Roy R. 
LaRue, Horatio - 
Lorber, Mar the ■ 
Lane, Daniel 
Lord, Patricia 
Lloyd, Frank Chick 
Lydston, William 
Llpman,, Clara 

Miller, Henry 
Maynard, Rosa 
Merritt, Emmett 
Marche, Helen 
Manson, Tina 
Miller, Beverly 
Miller, Cbyllls 
Maloney, Margaret 
Mae, Delia 
Moaeley, D. E. 
Mann, Louis 
Mann, Elizabeth 
Mann, Katbryn 
Monterey, Carlotta 
Merrlman, Robert 
Marvin, Vlngla H. 
Manlon, Lucille 
Moores, Clara 
Morton, Harry X. 
Miller, Sam 
Arthur, Celeste M. 
Mcintosh, Burr 
Matnball, Harry 
Mulligan, Bessie 
Maxwell, Edwin 



Wettman, Mary 
Maxwell, Joyce 
McNeil, Eltz. Graham 
McOpler, Alfred 
Melzar, Alyse 
Menmer, Adelaide ' 
Mesmer, Irene 
Murphy, John F. 
Masser, Louis 
Marquette, Doris 
Meyers, Maxtne 
Messlnger, Walter 
Moore, J. B. 
Murphy, Matthew A. 
Meegan, Thomas 
Morse* Josephine 
Meredith. Katheryn 
Maclyti, Leslie E. 
McCormack, Bang 
McGraltie, Alicia 
Moore. Juanlta 
Murray, Willie* 
Moorf, Edna 
Moore. Georgia 
Mellette, Helen 
Mellette, Rosalie 
Mnntell, Eleanor 
McLaughlin, Isabel 
Mouvet, Maurice 
Mesmer, Irene 
Markham. Frances 
Munro, Charlotte F. 
Marble, Mary 
MoT^sn, Mildred 
MeManue, JesMca 
MacFarlane. Geo. 
Meehan, Frank A. 
Martin, Frank 
Manning. Halite D. 
Meehan, Tberese 
Maxon, Pauline 
Morse, Josephine 
MnrrlBon. Rose 
Mann, Clara Llpman 
Mayer, Teas 
McVlckar, Sarah 

Nolan. Boh 
Nelson. Muriel 
Nelson, Marie 
Nel«wra, Frolette 
Nelller, Harry 
Nolan, Chas. 
Nelken, Marcelle 
Nash, Florence 
Nash, Mary 
Netherton, Fred 0. 
Nutman, Mary 
Nolan. Maud 
Neville, Julia 

Orr. Mary 
O'Neill, Margarett 
Odell, Maude 
Olson. Axel 
Onnbfe, Ohllle 
Ornsteln, Nemo • 
Orderaz, Eugene 
O'Brien, Virginia 
O'Rourke. Mary Ellen 
Ordway, Eugene 

Paull, Harry , 
Phillips, Al 
Paul. Nell 
Pullman, Kate • 
Power, Jule 
Pardy. Ethel 
Palm, W. 
Pyle, Richard 
Pinto, Efflnsbam 
Paakman, D alley . 
Fauly, Anna 
Poth, Mai , 

Paskman. Jas. J.! 
Pettes, Marie V ■-•' 
Popenay, E. Lacalda 
Palmer, Minnie 
Preston, J. V. 
Potter, Louise 
Patterson, Marjorle 
Power, M. Adelaide 
Piles, Florence 
Pierce, Helen 
Pierce, Edna 
Prescott, J. Emmet 
Porter, Agnes 
Platts, Mildred 
Priming, Louise 
Pollack, Edith 
Podeyn, William 
Prevost, Rennle 
Penney, Helen 

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Qulnn, Jas. 

Qulnn, Rose '■ 

Qulmby, Lo^ie 

Rense, Sadie 
Russell, Clint 
Richards, Frances 
Rlggs. Myrtle 
Relnhard. Marie 
Russell, Zella 
RuBhmore, Vivian 
Ruben, Jose ^ 
Rio, Violet 'Z 
Rockafellow, Ralph 
Raymond, Ed. 
Ryan, Mary 
Robins, W. R. 
Reynolds, Max 
Rogers, Dorothy 
Rankin, Rosamond 
Rlggs, P. Stuart 
Ruda, Leon 
Renard, Rachel 
Royal, Gertrude 
Randolph, Isabella 
Root, Lula Augusta 
Renville, Joan 
Renard, Suzanne 
Rice, Glen 
Roslne, Alma 
Rlckert, Charles 
Rosing, Basil 
Rlaser, Margaret 
Richards, Reglna 
Richards, Marie 
Rsyburn, Stanley 



Rice, Bessie 
Reed, Louise 
Rbodes, Josephine 
Rockwell, Clarence 
Rogers, Frederick 
Reynolds, Delpblne 
Rosseau, Marcel 
Rubtan, Sylvia 
*ea!s, Yvette 
Ryan, J. S. 
Renard, Hazel 

Starr, Frances 
Snyder, Dorothy 
Stsddon. Estelle 
Smith, Orvllle 
Sommervllle, Flo .. . 
swete, Lyall 
Spink, George 
Spink, Ellen TV 
Stlefel. Milton 
Sbsttuck. Lillian . <' 
Sinnott, Helen 
Strander. John A. ■:'. 
Sleael, Philip 
Slider, Wm. 
abater, Sally 
Shoye, Chss. B. . 
Sears, Zelda 
Bnea, Thos, B. 
Sherman, Lowell; ':■ '•> 
St. Clair, Grace 
Sheldon, Knthryn , . 
Smalley, Lillian 
Shelley, Effle M. 
Smith, H. B. • 
Bmltb, Charles 
St Audrle, Stella 
Starling, Lynn- 
Scanlon, D. Sterrett 
Swanson, Beatrice > 
Swanson, Marcella 
Sortore, Jeanette 
St. John, Margaret 
Spencer, Maxwell 
Scott, Mary . 
Shaffer, Llllfan 
Sterling, Ada 
iStockdale, Charles J. 
Savoy, Bert; 
.Stern, Jack 
i Sarna, Adele 
Spano, Joseph 
Sky, Qua 
Sanger, Lillian 
Glemona, Fredericks 
Shaw, Arthur 
Sylvester, Clara Bver't 
Schuman, Gertrude 
Selland, Anna 
Sands, Anne 
See, Anna 
Sanders, John B. 
Symott; Burk 
Sumner, Stella 
Smith, Helen Jas. 
Shapiro, Samuel 
Stone, Harry .»'■* 

Sellon, Chas. A, 
8pence, Edna 
Shirley, Carol 
Bmlthson, Frank H. 
•Slzer. Eunice 
St. Clair, Grace '. 
Stevens, Merle 
Spencer, Maxwell ■ 

^ , aylo^ Lola ' 

Turner, Myrtle ".. 

Torpey, Frank '. 
Thompson, Leols 
Trier, Charles 
Temple, Edna 
Temple, Benest 
Terry, Edna 
Taylor, May Edith 
Taylor. Lark 
Telland, Anns 
Treman, Mabel 
Talt, Agnes 
Turner, O. 
Travor, Floria 
Talbot, Blanche 
Temple, Leal 
Tracey. Helen 
tell, Olive 
Tell, Alma 
Thompson, Mas 
Townsend, Charles 
Toler, Mrs. Sydney 
Talma, Zola 
fTlerney, Ed. C. 
Tempest, Olive 

TJlrlch, Leonora 
Underwood, Frances 

Valentine, Ethel 
Vaugbah, Edna 
Vaughan, Hilda . 
Vaughan, Robert 
Van Cllef, C. M. 
Van Lensellan, L. 
Valll, Valll 
Varden, Evelyn 
Vassellt, Judith 
Vasylvla, Cnrmen 
Vernon, Ben]. B. 

Walker, Marie E. 
Walker, Marie H. 
Wolf, May 
Wolf, Georgia 
West, Amy. 
Walker, Antoinette 
Williams, Ethel 
Williams, Blllle 
Williams, Marlon 
Wyley, Catherine 
Wolf, Walter 
Warfleld, David 
Williams, Ina 
Wolf, Constance . 
Wbyte, Lyola 
Wyndham, Olive 
Wayne, Chris. 
Williams, Geo. A. 
Walderman, N. 
Wblteford Dorothy 
Wbtteford, Marjorey 



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This bird can't hide between two;i/ 
monickers, the best little stage man- 
ager in show business and the great- 
est little runt that ever swung a bow 
knife, "Bowie Knife Abe/' the sap who^, 
runs the stage at the Majestic, Chi- 
cago, and when we register the phrase 
"run the stage" that means everything ■ 
th*^, word "run" calls for. " 

Abe was dragged into life right in. 
"Ch»" in 1865, during the course of the i 
CivR' War. Abe has passed through 
three : great world wars »nd has ; 
started 33 himself. Forty-two years 
ago Abi began working for Kohl & . 
Castle.; He's still with 'em and it looks ' 
like he'll kick off while in their em-:" 
ploy. He began at the old Olympic and 
has. been through all their theatres, 
finally being selected %> handle .the , 
"works", back of iheir Majestic) oner' 
of the best houses in America. And,; 
believe me, Bo, Abe handles his job 
to perfection;. v r '-■■■- > -r^.- 

With all his 42 years' work, the only 
thing he can brag of is the fact that 
he is the father 'of sixteen kids, five 
living and the balance dead. And while 
he claims he hasn't enough to buy a 
bean sandwich, this egg; owns more ;! 
property in and around Chicago than 
the Keith circuit owns around the 
country. But while Abe is a financier ■ 
.he jwpuld father pot around the Mar. , 
•jestic stage than play the swells for 
.that stand is home sweet home for-; 
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Back of the stage Abe has a curious 
cabinet filled with humpty-dumpty : 
curious that he Wouldn't part with for 
the world. • Everyone who has played 
the joint throw in something that Abe: 
takes a; likijjg to, but the prize curio; 
of them all is his bowie knife. Walter 
Keefe presented it to him one night 
when Frank Houseman's drinkery was. 
going right and when the old red eye 
was not a curiosity in Chi 

They tell many a story about Abe. 
One deals with a certain headliner who 
said she would leave the bill unless she 
was given a better dressing room. Jn ; 
those days Lyman Grover was man- 
ager of the house. Abe told her she 
could leave the bill with his compli- 
ments, and promptly threw her trunk 
out in the alley. When she applied to Vy 
Mr. Glover for redress she was told ,;f^f a 
that Abe was boss back-stage and thar 
back there his word was law. She 8 > 
didn't open, but she told everyone' *Jv " ; 
knew about Abe and from that time on^y 
he never had any trouble with hdadi,^ 
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Abe has 'some funny habits, but they r ; ,"\ 
are all worked on a regular basis. He' 
always leaves the loop promptly ^ at 
1.30 p. m., and has his own cat t0/j 
take him home. The old bird who: 
drives Abe home has been doing it for. 
over 30 years, and if the King of Eng- 
land tried to take Abe's time he would 
get the air pronto. . 

Abe has a private beer mug in the 
Majestic bar and no one else can, 
touch it. ■ A great little guy, loved by.; 
all who know him well and feared by 
the vaudeville bird who never met him; 
but there is nothing to Abe to b*'i 
afraid of. A. lovable little egg and once j 
known, never forgotten. Some kid,' 
yea bol ; ;; 

Womer, David 0. 
Wayne, Ethel 
Wood Marjory 
We liner Margaret 
Welmer Lorraine 
Wheeler, Claudia 0. 
West, Amy 
Wilson, Adelaide 
Wood, Judith 
Wood, Bertha 
Wulff, Frederick 
Weber, Annette 
Warren, Josephine 
Wilkin, Doreen 
Weston, Montague 
Wlllmore, Lydla 
Walsh, Kntherlne 
Weems, Harrlette 
Walker, Ann 
.Waldman, Edward • 
Wilson, William 
Walker, Mary Louise 



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Weber, Annette 
West. Basil 
Wood ruft, Roland 
Webb, Mllo 
Walck, Ezra 
Walk, Wayne C. * - 
Woods, Eugenia' .-■• 
Williams, Josephine 
White, Vivian - 
Wynn, Helen 
Waloxitch, Saohf -:.-. 
Walker, Laura '». 
Williams, Sallle ; ' 

Young, Both Grove 
Young, Harriet 
Yeager, Edith 
York, Letty 
Zell, Gladys 
Zorn, George 
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TAX ON INCOME 
MANAGER SAYS IS MODERATE 



l&rtitts Who Would Otherwise Visit the Antipodes Have Been 

Frightened by False Reports. Managing Director of 

Tivoli Theatres Writes the Exact Facts. 

Declares Climatic Conditions Are 

Exceptionally Inviting. 

f|p$Iugh_p. Mcintosh, governing direc- formerly a quaint old church, in Bush 

Wlpt of Harry Rickards' Tivoli Theatres, street. It is being remodeled and is 

"Ltd., has sent from his headquarters in scheduled to open the first week in 

vSydney, Australia, the following com- October with "Hamlet," with William 

munication which aims to clear up the S. Rainey as Hamlet. . , 

' ' Jsunderstanding existing in New The board of directors, includes Reg- 

tj&rk regarding the tax on the sal- ir-ald Travers, director; James K. Fisk, 

JS of artists playing engagements president; William H. Leahy and Wil- 

that commonwealth: liam S. Rainey. 

'It has come under our notice that artists The theatre will be rented to attrac- 

'^^^S5.«tr^VS. ^ns when the club is not using % 

iftged" extraordinarily high income Tax pay- *■' '.- " - ..- - . .■.'■■? ' 

ite on their earnings In the Commonwealth ADVERTISING A. E. A. . 
Australia. Where this report originated It 

■would be hard to conjecture, but in order to Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 3. < 

""ay the tears on this score of artists con- Roland West author of "The Un- 

.Jptattng a visit, we give herein details of -KOiano west, autnor oi ine un 

llWtoral Income Tax payable : known Purple,' which opened the 

J?Sncon» earned from personal exertion Wietihgi season Monday, was in Syra- 

gg£,«ja .- stipend, salary, or wages, say 20 _„_- f or the final rehearsals and ore- 

**:/ wests at £20 per week .....£400 cu . se I( i T ^ ne nn , a ' renearsa, s ana pre 

"Deductions allowed : rnier of the road company. Apart from 

'3&Uta insurance premiums on self and the regular Wieting house space in the 

^^^h e ^ftde^bVaVe-oVm== local papers, West used display ad-" 

General exemption fclW vertisements announcing that he has 

... " 7ZT* "given every member of the cast an 

^A^l^^aT^re^e^o^-ded^ Actors! Equity Association contract and 

Jons other than the general exemption of that the engagement at the Wieting 

%tt3B9, Income Tax would be payable on £244 j s w j t {, the endorsement of the Amer- 

ftflttt of an actual earning of £400. The rat* jean' Federation of Labor " 

charged, 8.153d. in the £, would make the ican reqeration oi A,aDor. 

^toUl amount of Income Tax £3-4-1. This is The Empire advertisements for 

&bo means an excessive charge, and is con- "Nothing. But Lies," under Howard 

."There ITS*? £J&V*5BN ?«™ey's management, also proclaimed 

sit to Australia which will assuredly ap- in heavy type that the cast was all 

» -to artists, and that is, living conditions members Actors' Equity Association." 

lower than in any other part of the world. • 

_matic condltons are delightfully pleasant.* awrcirc TDV /1ITT 

(Figure the English pound for convenience LVs ANuHLLo IKI UUI. 

mM. *m«ta».) Lo»An g elei,Sept.3. 

JBRLESQUE AND PROVIDENCE. j Ai ££££*< Jg2»S*y gffi 

«/■ ,j Providence, Sept 3. drama, will take place. The piece is by 

S; Tor- the first time in years burlesque Bayard Veiller who is supervising the 

was lacking here Labor Day. The old rehearsals. Lewis S. Stone will take 

Colonial having been leased by Er- the ste llar ro i C) that of a district at- 

jger and no other house selected for ^torney. 

^JJesque. . » Thomas Wilkes has secured the play. 

As far as can be ascertained no btir- A jj. Woods has the New York rights 

lesque house is being built or n'ego- w } t j, stone in the cast, its Broadway 

"Mted for. It looks now as if bur- production' to be made conditional 

„sque interests were simply waiting to upon t h e settlement of the strike. 

H ^whether or not three legitimate _ — 

luses will "make a go of it" here. "ORPHEUS" PRESENTED. 

We never was more than one until San Frandsc0 S ept 3. 

^mm, when two found it hard work paul Steindorff prese nted the Gluck 

&|o.reap any golden harvest. "Orpheus," Saturday night in 

J^It is rumored that if it "found £ Greek Theatre on a scale that 

fcfcere is room for but two legitimate H d any prev i 0U s production of 

louses, one of the three houses will t e he p work J tnis C oast. 

gpp turned over to burl esque. Lydia sturtevant sang Orpheus; Ina 

XILLS' teARRilfli ANNULLED. g u ^ gjj^ Eurydkc ' and » 

••■:/""■"""• San Francisco, Sept. 3. "a feature was the dance and ballet 

JagiV-The marriage of Norbert Cills, for- interpolations, with Eugenia Vande- 

pinerly of the Marjorie Rambeau Com- veer as premiere danseuse and Anita 

If pany, and Mrs. Maisa Cills, was an- Wright's dancing girls for the en- 

r nulled last week upon testimony that sembles. 

l'Cill8 had not obtained a final decree of The music was played by an orches- 

feidiyorce frorn his first wife when the tra ^of sixty, with Guilio Minetti in 

is marriage was performed. . charge. ' . ;• 

MP-& Cills and his wife parted and each 

Unmarried again in the belief no legal 122-FOOT DIVE AT HIP. 

^ -action was necessary. A son ten years a new diving star was uncovered at 

jgpild by their marriage lives with his the Hippodrome last week prior to 

mother. Cills said he was unable to the interruption of the strike. It was 

, i pay anything for the support of the , Helen Carr who performed the plunge 

| 'i? child, because he is put of work and f rom the roof in place of Mac Eccles- 

&&l;now has another wife and child to ton who was ill. 

Jll^support. Miss Carr it was afterwards learned 

fffekfv The court's decision on Mrs. Cills' performed at the San Francisco Fair 

Misapplication f° r a weekly allowance for but had never dived from a height of 

g^^Mie.boy's support will be given later. ove r 65 feet. The drop in "Happy 

^hara, l Days" is said to be 122 feet. 

Ifeor OLD CHURCH CONVERTED. 

§" *£"' San Francisco, Sept. 3. Peple Play Coming. 

p Owing to increased patronage, the Edward Peple's latest play, "The 

j a Players T Club has moved from its small Birthright," is scheduled for late fall 

v' Quarters and has leased a 'building, production by Edgar Macgregor. 



ONE ENGLISHMAN TO ANOTHER 

(In the form of an Open Letter, written by Lawrence Grant and addressed to 

Lyall Swete.) 



New York, Aug. 31. 
Dear Mr. Lyall Swete, 

I listened to your' speech on Satur- 
day night at the Biltmore, I was 
present in the offices of the Fidelity 
League when your subscription was 
brought in, and I heard the message 
which came with it; that you had 
never signed a cheque with greater 
pleasure; and I know the history of 
your correspondence with A. E. Anson 
in the matter of your notorious cable 
to the Actor's Association at home. 

I, too, am an Englishman, but I 
claim in this letter to represent no 
man's views but my own— though as 
a matter of fact I know that all those 
Britishers who, I am glad to say, are 
displaying the quality for which our 
race is famous— loyalty— share my 
opinion of you, and those very few, 
who are in your camp. 

There were many of these Britishers 
near me last night during your speech, 
and we all regretted that we were un- 
able to make a verbatim copy of it; we 
noticed, however, that you had it in 
your pocket, and I challenge you to 
publish in full in the English theatri- 
cal papers that scurrilous, unjust, un- 
patriotic and disgraceful attack upon 
those British actors, who are not only 
following the dictates of their con- 
sciences, but are remembering that 
they, like you, are "guests in the 
house" but, unlike you, know what is^ 
expected of guests, and are standing 
solidly behind their hosts— the Ameri- 
can actors— and are not with that 
heterogeneous collection of managers, 
pseudo-managers, near managers, 
managers' silent partners, vaudeville 
booking agents, theatrical agents, 
office boys, and various malcontents 
and failures, who ([with the powerful 
aid and vast experience of the most 
brilliant managerial organizer this or 
any other country has ever produced, 
who having no direct interest in our 
branch of the profession, has placed 
his genius at the disposal of legiti- 
mate producers) are trying to destroy 
forever the one— the great— perhaps 
the last opportunity the actor will 
ever have of coming out of the condi- 
tion of a "child" into manhood's es- 
tate of dignity and freedom. 

You announced that you had pur- 
posely remained absent from previous 
'meetings because you thought a 
"guest" had no right to "butt in" dar- 
ing the birth of a new American 
Society. I 

Why did you not display the same 
delicacy of feeling some weeks ago, 
and refrain from "butting in" in an 
endeavor to encompass the death of 
an old society, one that has, admit- 
tedly, wrought many services for the 
actor during the past six years? 

If, as was your right, you held an 
opinion that the strike was ill-advised, 
why did you not then remember as 
ycu did last night that "Manners 
maketh man" and also take to heart 
the equally familiar illustration which 
accompanies that motto, the Arms of 
the College of Winchester — which rep- 
resents a certain domestic animal — 
with a padlock on his mouth? 

You quoted Hanley in an impas- 
sioned appeal for applause: 

"England! My England 1" 
Why did you not give the first line? — 
"What have I done for th.ee?" 

What have you done, Mr. Lyall 
Swete? 

You have failed from the first up 
till now to do the right thing and 
come direct to your Association for 
correct details of the situation. 

You were not afraid to "butt in" 
and cable home the most mischievous 
mis-statements, using what you hoped 



would be the prestige of your name, 
and so wording your cable as to give • 
the idea that you voiced the opinion of 
a majority of us here. - 

You did not hesitate, whenr it suited 
you, to forget you were a guest over 
here. ■ m ,- 

If "Manners maketh man" you did 
not hesitate to proclaim yourself as 
no man, and certainly no gentleman, 
when you chose not only to publish a 
private letter from a friend, A. E. An- 
son, but allowed it to go through 
managerial channels, where it was so 
edited and cut as to convey a meaning 
the reverse of that intended by the 
writer. 

You allowed that, letter to go un- 
corrected and made no effort to have 
it's real meaning made clear. 

You begged your audience to believe 
that you, and your British minority, of j 
whom ONLY SIX can be definitely 
counted, are representative of British 
probity, justice and right dealing, and 
you asked them to regard the others 
of your countrymen, of whom there 
are hundreds and hundreds registered, 
at the Actor's Equity Association, as 
unreliable, unBritish, unrepresenta- . 
tive, worthless, and as you actually . 
said, "of a Prussian morality," and like- 
ly to treat all contracts as "scraps of j 
paper." 

You have chosen, in an alien coun- 
try, you and your half dozen, to vili- 
fy about 500 men and women, who, 
however they may differ from you, 
are your fellow citizens, forgetting an- 
other old English motto : "It is an ill 
bird that fouls it's own nest" 

Lastly. What have yon done for 
yourself? 

You have gained temporary notoriety 
and some applause. 

When this strike is over— and WON 
—do -you think you will have the re- •; 
spect of your present friends? 

No, Mr. Lyall Swete. 

If "All the world loves a Lover" all 
Americans love a clean fighter, and.) 
they have no use for anyone who is | 
rot true to his class, his country or |: 
his kind. ■■ I 

. Yours very truly, 

Lawrence Grant,-, 



"COME ALONG," 100 PER CENT. 

Dolle Gray, after two days' rehear- 
sal, assumed the ingenue lead in 
"Come Along," H. H. Moss* production 
now heading West. 

Miss Gray was to 
A. C. Aiston's stock 
Auditorium, Kansas 
company was broken 

"Come Along" is 
Equity. 



have been with 
company at the 
City, but that 
up. 
100 per cent. 



GLICKMAN GETS PALACE. 

Chicago, Sept. 3. 

Ellis Glickman, local impressario of 
the Yiddish drama, has taken the. man- 
agement of the Palace at Twelfth 
street and Blue Island avenue. 

The house opened this week with 
Max Gobel's four-act pllay, "A Girl's 
Dream." Joseph Kessler heads the 
"company, which includes David Levin- 
son, Mina Axelrod, Betty Frank and 
Anna Melzcr. . 



PERCY HAMMOND HERE. 

. Percy Hammond, the dramatic critic 
of the Chicago Tribune, arrived in 
New York yesterday. Mr. Hammond 
stated that this, was his annual trip 
and that he had just finished a vaca- 
tion on the lakes. He will report the 
strike for the Chicago Tribune. 



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The -lesion of this strike, is that man- 
agers and artists should not fight One 
another. If they differ they should 
arbitrate. . That is the lesson whether 
the strike has been settled by this 
time or is yet to be. 

— — _- 

H The strike of the Actors' Equity AstI 
sociation was brought on by the Pro-J 
Educing Managers' Association. Irre- } 
'j. spective of what any manager may say, j 
Jr that is true. Whether the A. E. A. 
intended to strike, before or after go- 
Z^; ing under a charter of the American 
Federation of Labor, is beside the fact. 
If the A. E/A demands had been 
7 granted there would have been no 
strike. That the . managers' associa- 
tion acknowledged the justice of those 
demands through granting them, and 
more, to the Actors' Fidelity Associa- 
tion is proof in itself the A. E. A. was 
justified in asking for them. 

e£ The managers will likely interpose,/ 
if the strike is settled, the reason for 
their, submission that the American 
Federation of Labor stepped into the 
battle. But the Actors 1 Equity had 
closed several theatres before the 
stage hands and musicians sympathet- 
ically took part. 



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. .. The strike has been simply a matter 
oi "stick" by the actors arid they stuck. 
, They stuck to one another, in their 
- association^ the Actors' Equity. It pre- 
\v- sented to the managers an amazing 
situation, the actor that they knew 
>. itnd looked upon only as an actor, 
.^sticking together without playing at a 
,Ttime when the actor is popularly sup- 
posed to be badly bent financially, and 
I doing it for four weeks, without giv- 
ing the least intimation at any time 
during that period that they would not 
stick it out just as long as the man- 
agers did. 

Arbitration should be. the thing in 
show business for any/difference of 
opinion between the various forces of 
it, against each other or within them- 
selves. Seldom should the show busi- 
ness go to court for its internal af- 
fairs. Arbitration is much nicer and 
cheaper in the end. If the managers 
; have secured another impression of 
v the actor, and they must have another 
impression now, arbitration should be 
. sought by the manager when the ac- 
tor makes a demand and also by the 
artor when the manager makes a de- 
mand. Arbitration may decide it with 
greater speed than a strike will, if 
.. the A. E. A. strike is to be the cri- 
' terion of the show business for the 
future, and no doubt but that it will be. 

By arbitration for actor's, the legit 
is not necessarily solely referred to, 
for a settlement the strike in that field 
brings arbitration with it, through the 
contract. It goes for every theatrical 
field, including ' pictures. When the 
actors are right, be with them and not 
against them. It's not a good reason 
for a manager to say that because he 
never heard before of the actor acting 
like mad that the actor should not act 
like this or that to gain something for 
himself, something' that he would not 
|' . otherwise gain. 

The union connection with the play- 

I ing side of theatricals has accomplished 

.; things. It has given the actors what 



he has never had before, many things 
in fact, but the most important of these 
is an even break. Though the actor 
had to fight for it, it was worth fight- 
ing for. 

Unionism, according to the manager, 
means a wage scale. That is nonsense. 
Unionism means union, unison and 
concert, not of Or in a wage scale, but 
of action, whether that is for a scale 
of wages or reforms. If a union can 
not regulate a uniform wage scale for 
its members that would seem to be a 
matter of trouble for the union itself 
to adjust with its members and not 
for the employer to bother over, since 
the employer is thus absolved, by vir- 
tue of it, from having a demand for an 
increase of all employes pressed upon 
him at one time. With an actor's 
union it removes the salary question, 
for at the most an actors' union could 
do would be to set a minimum wage. 

The managers pleaded broken con- 
tracts and a closed shop, besides recog- 
nition as their three reasons why they 
would not confer with the A. E. A. for 
a settlement. The closed shop was 
mentioned before by us. We think no 
more of that as a reason now than we , 
then did. That, again, is a subject 
more for the union itself to worry over. 
The recognition naturally is a matter 
of right and might and determines it- 
self, always. Broken contracts, how- 
ever, when pleaded, are open to two 
constructions, legally and morally. The 
managers say the actors broke their 
contracts when walking out of thea- 
tres. The actors say the managers 
broke the contracts when refusing to 
.arbitrate. Who broke the contract will " 
only he settled by adjudication through 
a trial and possibly appeals. The point 
was not and can not be settled by any 
argument or opinion in an application 
for a temporary injunction that may 
have been' granted pending the trial 
of the action in equity the application 
was based upon. That is the legal as- 
pect of the alleged broken contract. 
And if the actors, through their asso- 
ciation, were advised by the counsel 
for that association (A. E. A.) that the 
managers had violated their contracts 
with the actor and through that, that 
the contracts with the managers were 
no longer in full effect, the actor then 
walked out of the theatre in the belief 
he no longer had a contract to work 
under. The actor may act upon the ad- 
vice of counsel as well as anyone else. 
If the A. E. A. so informed its mem- 
bers through advice- of its attorneys, 
the actor did not morally break his 
contract nor did the A. E. A. tell its 
members to break contracts, nor were 
the actors in this circumstance to rest 
under the impression or order that he 
must give two weeks' notice, for if it 
is legally decided the manager breach- 
ed the actors' agreement when refus- 
ing to submit to arbitration than the 
manager erred. That is the moral side 
ot the broken contract allegation 
against the actor. 

A strike in labor is like a war of j 
nations. Neither side will lose nor 
give an advantage if that may be 
avoided. That the actors worked 
while the managers played in this 
strike does not whitewash the man- 
agers nor besmear the actor. As a 
matter of fact, the managers seemed 
by their idleness to be helping the ac- 
tor, and about the only thing they 
missed in doing that during the strike 
was to make a contribution to the 
strike fund of the A. E. A. The man- 
agers were hot aggressive. They set 
the Actors' Fidelity League rolling 
after two weeks of -doing nothing, and 
then set back for another two weeks, 
waiting for something to happen. It 
took the managers a week to realize) 
this strike would be a battle with the! 
A F- of L,- if going through with it. 

What position the Actors' Fidelity 
League will find itself in in a settle- 
ment is for the future. The Fidelity 
may be called the haven of the man- 



agers. It was and is an opposition so-i 
ciety, an attempt to split the legit actor' 
through giving the actor an excuse to \ 
belong to another organization and to ' 
weaken the actors' union body. The ; 
Fidelity might be stolen by its mem-! 
bership away from the managers' con- , 
trol and then assume any attitude its; 
members decided upon. But with an! 
opposition organization the managers \ 
believe they can bide that time, mean-; 
while using the weapon- at hand, in 
this strike, the only weapon the man- 
agers appeared to possess. Though 
the Fidelity claimed 2,500 members the j 
producing managers did not become j 
wildly enthusiastic over the prospect : 
of casting Broadway plays from its j 
membership. — ' 

The cost of the strike runs into the 
millions when all angles are taken 
into consideration : the lost money, at 
the box office, the lost salaries, the 
losses in accessories and affiliations 
and the lost time. For the season 
will open at least six weeks late. And 
the greatest loss after all may be the 
loss of the illusion of the stage by 
the public. The public sees the player 
in the play upon the stage in his or 
her character. The publicity given the 
actors' strike may require some time 
before the public will forget that Mr. 
or Miss So and So "walked put" It's 
the distinctly bad feature of the af- 
fair, but was necessary. 

We don't presume to advise the man- 
agers after the expert direction they 
have had during this trouble, but it 
does seem to us that where a body of 
producing managers are_ joined^ in .a 
protective organization, that the vote 
of the members of that organization 
should be based upon the number of 
attractions or theatres or both oper- 
ated by any one manager. Just why a 
manager with one theatre or one show 
or two shows and one theatre should 
have an equal vote on critical ques- 
tions with a manager of ten theatres 
and twenty attractions we fail to see. 
That is the way and manner the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association has been 
proceeding. „ . 

But it has been a Class A strike. We 
agree with that. * And let's trust there 
will never be another, not a strike, to 
stir up the theatre, dish its dirty water 
over the public, break up friendships 
of years' standing, create all kinds of 
trouble and losses for the theatre and 
its folk, when arbitration could and 
would settle anything within the thea- 
tre's confines with but those of the 
theatre knowing of it. Let there al- 
ways be arbitration between managers 
and managers, actors' and actors or 
managers and actors, for the legit, 
moving pictures, vaudeville or bur- 
lesque. It's the best way, it's>the only 
way. "•/•■" Sime. 



Flo Rhienatrom is with the Harry A. 
Shea office. 

Belle Gold arrived here Sept. 3 on 
the Finland. She was with the Over- 
there Theatre League in Franc'e for 
eight months, and met with an acci- 
dent when an army truck collided with 
the bus she was in. She has now re- 
covered. 



Prescott and Hope Eden, mind read- 
ers, gained the reputation of being 
the first act to fulfill an engagement 
by aeroplane when they flew to Syra- 
cuse from Buffalo last Sunday by aero- 
plane. They met with three bad 
storms on the way. They landed 
safely at 3:10 p. m. at the State Fair 
grounds, where 2,000 people received 
them. 

Magistrate Simpson, in the Jefferson 
Market Court, New York, Wednesday 
dismissed the charge of assault made 
against Miss Ayers by Miss Goerecht. 
The trouble started in the Hotel Marl- 
borough, where both were, in the cab- 



aret. Miss Goerecht claims she was , 
struck with a pitcher. 

Following the lead of the dancing 
masters, the Producing Managers' As- X v ; 
sociation passed a resolution to ask k 
the Methodist Church to remove the *■; 
religious ban on theatre-going, one of " > 
the three "vices" barred by the church, 
the other two being dancing and card- • 
playing. The former was declared ex- > .. 
empt at the church's national conveh- : vg 
tion recently, the P. M. A desiring a .Q;. 
similar ruling when the next meeting ;; 
takes place in Des Moines next May. 
The P. M. A. sets forth that the stage) 1 ;^ 
is an' art, an amusement and an" edu- 
cation. ■- •.- ' ■ 

Writing from Berlin, Cyril Brown, ■■ 
the New York World's correspondent,. _.]■ 
states that a flood of evil drama has 7 
hit the German stage, that it's being 
inundated with vicious and immoral 
plays and pictures as an aftermath of 
the war. This post-war evil is a fault ^ , 
of the populace, however, and not the ::j 
officials. Camouflaging as "a morality, ' 

Propaganda film," "The Prostitute's^: 
laughter" was being exhibited m a •.y 
picture place on Unter den Linden. In 
the midst of the show a roughhouse ' 
started, and almost resulted in blood- 
shed. A band of soldiers took it upon 
themselves to stop the show's proce- !:. .So 
dure. The audience resented tluV v 
interference on the ground of ad- 
missions paid. The hall was cleared; " 
however. . A renewal of activities V> 
the following day resulted in a V. v 
similar riot. In Munich, where Frank; " 
Wedekind appeared in "Pandora's". 
Box," the performance concluded^ 
in similar fashion. Wedekind him- 
self is famous, or rather notorious, ' £' 
for his authorizing another piece; -i 
"Spring's Awakening.": The "Pandora" V: ; 
thing, however, exceeds the limits of 
any person's elasticity of mind of what 
constitutes the propriety of a realistic 1 
drama. The management got wind of ; 
a "demonstration" planned on the part . 
of the audience. They offered to re^J; 
tund admissions to anyone who de- 
sired it. No one took advantage of the 
offer; The last act saw the grandest ::; 
rumpus, far exceeding the worst ex- ;S 
pec tat ions of the management. 

Jo*«ph Burdell, alias Ward, who al- 
leges former legal legitimate conoeci ^ 
tions with the show business, is how- 
reposing in the East 126th street jail 
as a result of an acknowledged meat- ' 
rical "gyping," which, while not new, %M 
has been successfully practised by for- ':■':. \ 
mer swindlers. George Wiley is the '••; 
complainant. Having answered Bur- 
dell's advertisement in a local daily. . 
of July 3, for a job as a comedian, ajtii 
$35 per week, with a pseudo burlesqut^^ 
troupe, titled "The Welcome Horned 
Girls," he was separated from $12.06 by. i' ! 
Burdell, who demanded that sum as 
railroad fare to the show's opening ■',::■[ 
date. In the meantime, he was tola ,-; 
to report to a certain hall for re- 
hearsal.. Inquiry at that place elicited 
no information or knowledge on the " 
janitor's part of Burdell's lease of the 
place for that purpose. Returning to v 
the address, where Burdell was known ■ 
as 'Ward," at 1785 Lexington avenue;,- 1 
the victim discovered the bird had * j 
flown. A month later another "ad," • 
somewhat similarly worded came to V 1 
Wiley's attention and aroused his sus- 
picion, the -address this time being 65 
East 126th street. Accompanied by a. : 
detective, they posed as easy come- ' 
onsJHmd were divorced from $15 apiece 
on a similar excuse. Burdell's arrest 
followed, although he did not recoigi^ v 
nize his former victim. Wiley alleges ' ; - 
Ward and Burdell are one and the 
same person.' .-.'- vvluitltj 



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Id Vaudeville Theatres 

All bouses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise indicated.) 
.The bill* below are grouped In divisions, according to the booking offices they ore supplied 
from. 

The manner la which tbete bills are printed does not denote the relative importance of 
U nor tbelr program positions. 

- * Before name Indicates act Is now doing new turn, or reappearing after absence from 
vaudeville, or appearing In city where listed for the first time. 



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NEW YORK CITY 
Keith'. P« lac*, 
aaton ft Carroll 
Lewis Jass 
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King Co 
_ sole Fash Plate 
Arnaut Bros 
Walter Brower 
Foley ft O'Nell 
Strassel's Animals 
0£One to fill) 
^•jKetth's Alhambra 
Dancing- Dorana 
llagher ft Roller 
Jn a Keeler Co 
nlrley Sis 

in 1 & La Salle 
Jonette 

"Ragged Edge" 
Dickinson ft Deagon 
Sculptors Garden 
Kelth'a Colonial 
Stanley A Blrnea 
"fcrry 

Ion ft Brown 
Twins 
Arthur Havel Co 
Hermalne Shone Co 
"Runaway Girl" 
Kelth'a Riverside 
Frank Crumlt 
Mrae Herman 
Alice Hamilton 
if Frisco. ■-. 
, Dooley ft Sales 
Diane ft Rubin! 
Carlos Sebastian Co 
„ Olson ft Johnson 
% Kelth'a Royal 
Pterlot ft Scofleld 
Jesters 

elene Collne Co 
ack Inglls 
lmmy Hussey Co 
llsabeth Murray 

I C Morton Co 

II Baker 
Hackett ft Delnaar 

Keith's H. O. H. 
. M half (4-7) 
The Brightons 
Earl Rlcardo 
Bessie Remple Co 
—SS^Connor & Dixon 
«F«^»net of France 
sfew-C Mack Co 
life&.ttt half (8-10) , 
.■: Walton & La Pearl 
ftfi^CHnton ft Rooney 
^Walters & Walters 
- (Others to till) 
T George Buck 
i^SblUlps ft Eby 
(CO there to fill) 

.PMCtOl'B 125th B*. 

P*y.:*d half (4-7) 
-^Anthony 

J & A Garrison 
Rogers ft Lum 
"Illy Seaton Co 
,-;-Wva Fay 

Jimmy, Lucas 
m Is* half (R-10) 
, Metalls ft DeVoye 
"Aunn ft Valeska 
'• Vpoks ft George 
■Military Maids 7 ' 
^:-U half (11-14) 
,,'5 'Alfred Farrei Co 
MvDotson 
^(Others to All) 
lra -fe; :■;.•:•. Kftlh St. 
Barbette 
"JFrisco 8 
?i^Kelly ft Day 
feis9Trwyer ft Mae 

Heidrix Belle Isle 
„ Co 
' : :::i;;u, Jarrow 
i-i^ 2d half 

»S The Nagyf ys 
m&oldie ft Ward 
5 Mr & Mrs W Cortes 
^Rogers & Lunn 
Allen Clifford ft B 
Sandy Shaw 
Grey ft Old Rose 
Proctor's 5th At*. 
2d half (4-7) 
-4 CHfTr.-<1« 
Barry Girls 
; r FrR"k Mullane 
:'■■'?* Rudlnoff. 

.r.W"I*e ■ * Walters 
vjjv : Rita Gould i 
'■•':, y/?jrank Stafford Co 
■ .icran ft Maok 
m >Roland Travers Co 
MM- let half (8-10) 
§£$ Otto Bherldan 
v^hSfle'sIe Remple Co 

■Mftsm Collins 
:>•;; jRubeville" 
^ "jMu'len * Francis 
Vr.iBylvla Loyal Co 
;;:'t:x6ne to flll) 
$&&; 2d half (11-14) 
•S^CHnton ft Rooney 
^f.fMlmlc World" 
"■"f, jBrooks ft George 
^Zella Nevada Co 
Jimmy Lucas Co 

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Lorner Girls Co 
(One to flll) 
Proctor's 28* St. 
2d half (4-7) 
Suzanne & Ernest 
Otto ft Sheridan 
Skipper ft Eastrup 
Smith ft Kaufman 
Marshall Montg'ry 
Brooks ft George 
Chinese Jau 8 > 

1st half (8-10) 
Warren Bartholmen 
Wms ft Wolfus 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (11-14) 
Chas Bartholmen 
Barry Girls 
Walters ft Walters 
Military Maids 
(Others to fill) 

COMET ISLAND 

_ Henderson's 
Francis A Overholt 
Luba Merhoff Co 
Reed ft Tucker 
Frank Stafford Co 
Joe Browning- 
Ford Sis 

Lillian ft Twin Bro 
(Two to fill) 

BROOKLYN 
Keith's Bashwtek 
'Raymond ft Schra 
Cammllla's Birds 
Robins 

Columbia ft Victor 
Lee Kohlmar Co 
Clifton Crawford 
Koban Japs 
Morgan Dancers 

Keith's Orphennj 
Jack Hanley 
Jn ill and 8 
Brendel ft Bert 
Craig- ft Campbell 
Breen Family 
Cameron Sis 
Lew Dockatader 
"For Pity's Sake" 
McMahon Diamond 

ft R 
Keith's GreenpolBt. 

2d half (4-7) 
Paul Brady 
Joyce ft Ganity 
Rice ft Werner ■ 
T ft K O'Meara 
Billy Schoen 
Fashion Minstrels 

1st half (8-10) 
Alfred Farrei Co 
Basil Lynn Co 
Rooney & Bent 
Dennis Bros 

2d half (11-14) 
Gonne A Albert 
Texas Comedy 4 
Dancing Demons 
Keith's Prospect. 
2d half (4-7) 
Yvonne Co 
New Norworth Co 
Harry Cooper 
Lady Teen Mel 
Mullen ft Frnncls 
Married via Wir'lss 

let half (8-10) 
Jerome A Newell 
Barry Girls 
"Mimic World" 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (11-14) 
Rice ft Werner 
(Others to fill) 

Halsey 
Yaquls 

Mack ft Readlne 
Leon Stanton Co 
Hoyt Ducy ft S 
Hendricks A. Stone 
(One to fill) 
2d half 
Duranto 

Durand ft Valloya 
(Tw« »n am 
ALBANY. W. Y. 
Praetor's 

Concert Review 
Crawford ft Broderlck 
Magic Glasses 
NId A O'Brien 
Frescott A Eden 

2d half 
Nolan A Nolan 
Jri-v's A Harrison 
"4 Buttercuos" 
.Coakley ft Punlevy 
Frescott ft Eden 
ALLEHTOWN, PA. 

Orphenm 
Redero 

Saxton ft Farrell 
E A B Conrad 
McCormlck ft Wlnebtll 
4 Ah earn s 

2d half 
Winkle ft Dean 
B A B Ross 
Blllte Elliott 
"Little Cottage" 



CHTTO AND CHIYO 
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ATLANTA 
Lyric 

(Birmingham split) 

1st half 
Billy Hart Co 
Ellunda Tiffany 
Grew ft Pates 
Avery ft O'Nell 
Amoros Sis 

ATLANTIC CITY 
Globe 

8 Daring Sis 
Page & Gray 
Betty Brooks 
De Woolf Girls 
A 11 man ft Nalle 
"Very Good Eddie" 

AUBURN. N. Y. 
. Jefferson 
Fargo ft Richards 
"Memories" . 
Jovedah Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Althoff Sis 
Lang & Shaw 
Jovedah Co 

BALTIMORE 
Maryland 
Myrtle & Dunedln 
Sully ft Houghton 
Josephine & Hemin 
Billy Gleason 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Mosconl Bros Co 
Margaret Young 
Asaki Troupe 

BINGHAMTON 
(One to flll) 
Stone 
Saxon & Mobr 
Thomas 8 
(One to flll) . 

2d half 
Challon ft Keke 
(Two to flll) 



CHARLESTON, 9. G. 

Victory 

(Columbia split) 
1st half ■ 
Norman Talma 
Marie Stoddard 
Arthur Finn Co 
Arco Bros 
(One to flll) 
CHARLOTTE, N. C. 
Academy 
(Roanoke split) 
1st half 
The KeeleyB 
University 3 
Harmon ft Francis 
Adonis ft Dog 
(One to flll) 
CHATTANOOGA 

Rlalto 
(Knoxvllle split) 
1st half 
Swain's Cats 
McCormack ft Mall 
"Business Proposal" 
Halliday ft Wlllette 
Bronson ft RIsso 
CHESTER, PA. 
Adjemeat' 
Golden Whirl . 
Greene Miller ft G 
The Financiers 
TJ S Carola S 
"Secret Service" 

2d half 
8 Alvarettas 
M & A Clark 
Kingsley Benedict Co 
Jessie Reed 
Ed Janls Co 
CLEVELAND 
Hippodrome 
Dare Bros 
Lew Hawkins 
Hugb Herbert Co 
Wright ft Ditrlch 



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BIRMINGHAM 
Lyric 

(Atlanta split) 
1st half 
J Small ft Sis 
Murray Bennett 
"S'where France" 
Cooper & Rlcardo 
Hedley 3 

BOSTON 
B. F. Kclth'a 
Herman & Shirley 
Transfleld Sis 
Smith ft Austin 
Harriet Remple 
Qulxey 4 
G Eastman Co 
Klein Bros 
Howard A Clark 
Maxlne Bros ft B 

BUFFALO 
Shea's 
Worden Bros 
Zardo 

Helen Gleason 
Walzer & Dyer 
Wilbur Mack Co 
Julia Kelety 
Myers & Noon 
Donald Sis 

CAMDEN', N. J. 
Towers 
S Alvarettas 
M ft A Clark 
Kingaley Benedict Co 
W Glrard 
Ed Janls Co 

"2d -half 
E Golden's Whirl 
Greene Miller & G 
Mary Mayfleld Co 
Geo Mack 
"8ecret Service" 
CANTON, O. 
Lyceam 
The Youngers 
E J Moore Co 
"Indoor Sports" 
Yates & Reed 
Phantom Mttp Sea 
Mnroo ft- Francis 



Hallen & Hunter 
Primrose 4 
Juggling Nelsons 
(Two to fill) 

COLOMBIA, S. C. 
Columbia 

(Charleston split) 
1st half 
Leroy ft Hurt 
■Largay & Snee 
Elm City 4 
(One to flll) 

COLUMBUS. O. 
B. F. Keith's 
Musical Hunters 
Shaw ft Campbell 
McLallan.& Carson 
Wellington's Surprl 
Ruth Budd 
Nat Nazzarro Co 
Ellnore ft Wms 
The Magleys 

DETROIT 
Temple 
Page Hack A M 
Phtna & Picks 
Leda McMillan Co 
Marlon Wicks 
McKenty Kids 
Briscoe & Rauh 
Joe Towle 
Winston's Lions 
E A STOV. PA. 
Able O. H. 
Winkle & Dean 
B & B Rosa 
Billy Elliott 
"Little Cottage" 

2d half 
Rodero 

McCormlck & Wlnehlll 
E & B Conrad 
Reynolds A White 
4 Ahearns 
ELIZABETH. N. J. 

Proctor's 
Van & Pierce 
"Cold Feet" 
Henry Lewis 
Dancing Clifford 
(One to flin 



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td half 
Sid Townes 
Fremont Benton Co 
Burns ft Frabttl 
"Down on Farm" 
ELMIRA, N. T. 
Majestle 
Challon & Keke 
Laurel Lee 
"Love of Mike" 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Saxon ft Mohr 
Thomas t 
(Two to flll) 
' BRIE, PA. 
Colonial 
Rekoma 

Petty Reat ft Bro 
Eadie ft Ramsden 
Horllck A Sarampa 

Sis 
Wilson Bro 
"Stars of Toyland" 
HAMILTON 
Lyric 
Claire ft Atwood 
Bobby Van Horn 
Mason ft Gwynne 
Sampsel ft Leonhart 
4 Marx Bros Co 

HAKHISBURG, PA. 

Majestic 

Wlkollo A Kahaklan 
Clark ft Lavere 
Grey ft Byron 
Brennan ft Rule 
Emmett Devoy Co 
2d half 

2 Earls 

Saxton ft Farrell 
Honor Thy Children 
Pvt B Randall 

HAZELTON, PA. 
Feeley's 
Green ft Laf ell 
Henry A Moore 
Fred Elliott 
>(One to flll) 
Clark ft Levere 
Jas (Thompson Co 
Chinese Jazz 2 ' 
(One to flll) 
ITHACA, N. Y. 

Star 
2d half (11-14) 
Laurel Lee 
Chas Abeam Tr 

JACKSONVILLE 

Arcade 
(Savannab split) 
1st half 
Novelty Clintons 
Hawthorne ft Cook 
Thos Jackson Co 
Lillian Herleln Co 

3 Lordons 

JERSEY CITY 

B. F. Keith's 
2d half (4-6) 
Faber Bros 
Brown & De Mont 
Florence Roberts Co 
Clinton & Rooney 
Billy Elliott 
"Playmates" 

1st half (8-10) 
George Buck 
Phillips ft Eby 
Harry Cooper 
Dancing Demons 
(Three to fill) 

2d half (11-13) 
Dennis Bros 
Beatrice Morgan Co 
Earl Rlcard 
(Others to flll) 
JOHNSTOWN, PA. 
Majestic 
(Pittsburgh split) 
1st half 
Macy ft Arch 
Macart ft Bradford 
Bernard & Meyers 
Wilson ft Aubrey S 
(One to flll) 

KNOXVILLE 

Bijou 

(Chattanooga split) 

1st half 
Gulano & Marguerlt 
Swor ft Westbrook 
Love in Suburbs 
Rector Weber ft L 
Albert Donnelly 
LANCASTER. PA. 
Colonial 
Jack Martin Co 
H Davenport Co 
Sterling Sazaphone 4 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
E Wayne Beeman 
Brown ft Jackson 
"Rudlnoff' 
"The Cat" 

LOUISVILLE 
B. F. Keith 
(Nashville split) 
1st half 
Bollinger ft Reynol 
Nelson ft Barry Boy 
Harry Hay ward Co 
Chung Wha 4 • 
Pot Pourrl 

LOWELL • 
B. F. Keith's 
Elcota 

Walsh & Edwards 
Jim Jazz King 
Sylvester & Vance 
Chas Grapewln Co 
V & E Stanton 
Black ft White 
MOBILE, ALA. 
Lyric 
(New Orleans split) 

1st half 
The Demacos 
Diana Bonner 



Harry Oakes Co 
T Moore ft Girls 
The Randalls 
MONTREAL 

Princess 
Hallen ft Fuller 
J ft 8 Leonard 
Fred S Payne 
Una Clayton Co 
Jack Lavere 
Marmeln Sis ft S 
The Lelghtons 
Vallacetaa Leopards 
(One to flll) 
MT. VEHNOB 

Fractal's ! 
2d half (4-8) 
Norman 
Barry Girls 
Ned Norworth Co - 
{'Playmates" 
Brooks ft George 
2 Kitaros 
Jos L Browning 
(One to flll) 

1st half (8-10) 
Earl Rlcard 
Rice & Werner • 
Hunting ft Francis 
Al Shayne 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (11-14) 
Frank Conroy Co 
Rae Samuels 
(Others to fll l) 
NASHVILLE 

Prtaeesa 
(Louisville split) 

1st half 
Payton Hayward Co 
Charlotte Worth 
"Meanest Man" 
The Gerards 
(One to flll) 
NEWARK. N. J. 

Praetor's 
2d half (4-6) 
Arthur Hill 
Jackson Hines Co 
William Faxton Co 
Milt Collins 
Jimmy Hussey Co 
Ben Bernle 
Frank ft Toble 

1st half (8-10) 
M ft M Dunn 
Texas Comedy 4 
Clark ft Bergman 
Rae Samuels 
Frank Conroy Co 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
Lorner Girls Co 

2d half (11-18) 
Blllle Seaton Co 
Eva Fay 

Hunting ft Francis 

Henry Lewis 

Harry Cooper 

NEW ORLEANS 

Palace 

(Mobile split) 

1st half 
Permalne & Shelley 
Ed Marshall 
John R Gordon Co 
E Cochrane -Co 
4 Melody Maids 
NEWPORT NEWS 

Olympic 
(Petersburg split) 

1st half 
Juno Salmo 
Gertrude Van Dyke 
"Cranberries'* 
Mullen ft Cojrelll 
Syncopated Stepper 
NORFOLK; VA. 

Academy 
(Richmond split) 

1st half 
4 Banvards 
Spencer A Hand 
Peck ft Mclntyre 
The Kitaros 
(One to flll) 

OTTAWA 
Dominion 
Artistic Treat 
Dorothy Brenner 
"Man Hunt" 
Finley ft Hill 
Adelaide Bell Co 
PETERSBURG, VA. 

Century 
Newport News split 

1st half 
The Pelots 
Murray Sis 
Welch Mealy ft M 
Jennie Mlddleton ' 
Percy Pollack Co 
PHILADELPHIA. 

B. F. Keith's 
Lamont 3 
Holmes A Wells 
Mlllette Sisters 
O'Nell ft Keller 
"5.000 A Year" 
Belle Baker 
Les Rodrlquez 
(One to flll) 

Glrard 
Hadji Samoll Co 
Babcock & Darllda 
Qruett Kramer ft G 
Geo Armstrong 

2d half 
Plquo & Mellows 
Green & Lofell 
Lt Gerard 
(One to flll) 

Keystone 
"The Owl" 
Keegan & Edward 
Early Lalght Co 
Fenton A Fields 
Beauty Vender 
Wm. Pens 
Plquo ft Fellows 



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Chas Boyden 
Mary Max fie Id Co 
JAM Harkins 
Wyatt's Lassies 

2d half 
Kennedy ft Nelspn 
Geo Armstrong 
Who Is Wife 
Sterling- 4 
Mullen ft Francis 

Grand 
Kennedy ft Nelson 
Duval ft Symonds 
Bennett's Girls 
PITTSBURGH. 

Davis 
8 Mori Bros 
Kerr & Weston 
Allan Rogers 
Bily Gaxton Co 
Helen Trlx 81s 
Ward ft Van 
Prosper ft Moret 
(Two to flll) 

Sheridan So. 
(Johnstown split) 

1st half 
Phantom Ship 
R C Faulkner 
Dancing McDonalds 
(Two to flll) 

Hani* 
Elaine A Tltana 
Delmore Fisher ft D 
Hussey ft Carrett 
(Others to flll) 
PORTLAND. ME. 

B. P. Keith's 
Canton 3 
Lucy Bruch 
Eddie Herron Co 
Miller & Mack 
Doree's Celeberltles 
Geo Teoman 
READING, PA. 
Hippodrome 

2 Earls 

Coscia ft Verdi 
Anderson ft Burt 
Prof B Randall 
"Every Sailor" 

3d half 
Fred Elliott 
Grey & Byron 
Brennan & Kule 



Emmett Devoy Co Li'qa ea i»> 



SYRACUSE 
Cresceat 

Wilbur ft Lyke 
Jackie & Blllle 
Pierce & Burke 
Whipple Huston Co 
Lane ft Harper 
Klrksmlth Sis 
2d half 
Valentine ft Bell 
Fargo ft Richards 
Regal ft Mack 
Regal & Moore 
Corinthians 
(One to (111) 

TOLEDO 
B. F. Keith's 

3 Nltos 

Olga Towaga Co 
"Fixing Furnace" 
Rae E Ball ft Bro 
Eddie Carr Co 
Alia Moskova Co 
Old Time Darkles 
Billy Bouncer Co 
TORONTO 
Shea's 
The Rlos 
Wallace Galvln 
Ford ft TJrma 
Diamond ft Brennan 
Wayne ft Warrens 
Bordonl ft Rice 
Sabine ft Goodwin 
Wilson ft Larson 

TRENTON. NV M. 
Taylor O. H. 
Rudlnoff 

Brown ft Jackson 
"The Cat" 
Chinese Jass 8 

2d half 
Carletta 
Phil Davis 
H Davenport Co 
Hoyt Duffy ft S 
The Financiers 

TROY. H. T. 

Proctor's 

Nolan A Nolan 
Jarvls ft Harrison 
"4 Buttercups" 
Coakley ft Dunboy 
Regal & Moore 



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RICHMOND, VA. 
Iiyrle 

(Norfolk split) 
I 1st half 
8 Variety Girls 
Morgin ft Auger 
Fashion De Vogue 
Bert Fltzglbbons 
ROANOKE 

Roanoke 
(Charlotte split) 

1st half 
The Renrettas 
Lehr Edmunds ft M 
Van Sheldon Co 
Cahlll & Romalne 
Jona's Hawallans 
ROCHESTER 

Temple 
Potter ft Hartwell 
Conlln ft Glass 
Brown Ms —. 
Jason & Halg 
Leon Varvara 
Sallle Fischer Co 
Sidney Phillips 
The Brlants 

SAVANNAH 

BIJou 

(Jacksonville split) 

1st half 
De Perou 8 
Carle ft Inez 
Mr & Mrs G Wilde 
Swor Bros 
Athos & Reed 
SCHENECTADY 
Proctor's 
Valentine & Bell 
Lang ft Shaw 
Regal & Mack 
Corinthians 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Wilbur & Luke 
Pierce ft Burke 
Whipple Huston Co 
Lane A Harper 
Klrksmlth Sis 



2d half 
Conceal Review 
Craforrl & Broder*h 
Magic Glasses 
Nip & O'Brien 
"Ideal" 

UNION HILL 

Lincoln 
4 Seasons 
Durand ft Valladga 
Baker & Rogers 
"Sweet Sweeties" 

2d half 
Mary Haynes Co 
Leon Stanton Co 
Silvers ft Berger 
Gautlers Brlcklay 

UTIOA 

Colonial 
Delano ft Pike • 
Gertrude Newman 
Dobbs ft Welch 
Althoff Sisters 
E ft E Adair 
Chas Ahearn Tr 

2d half 
N ft E Carmen ' * 
"Memories" 
Ames & Wtnthrop 
Al Shayne 
Modern Mirage 
(Two to flll) 
WASHINGTON 
B. F. Kclth'a 
Danclnk Kennedys 
Countess Verona 
"Plnvmates" 
Sinclair ft Gasper 
Hampton Roads Co 
Lillian Fltzererald 
Walter C Kelly 

i B6S9VO CUfforrl 
WILMTNGTON 
Ganiek 

C ft A Olocker 

H'jghes Mus Duo 
"Melody of Youth" 
A^iger ft Packer 



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Mine Rhea's Dance 
YOUNG8TOWN 
Hippodrome 
Camming: A White 
Larry Comer 
Imhoff Conn & C 
Sherman Van ft H 
B & L Hearn 
Adolphus & Co 
SUa SUaley I 

YO.NKERS 
Proctor'* 
The Nagyflys 
Gonne ft Albert 
Maxwell B 
Mary Haynes Co 
Sandy Shaw 



Allen Clifford ft B 

2d half 
Barbette 
Frisco 8 

Bonie Duffett Co 
M & M Dunn 
"RubevlUe" 

YORK , PA. 
Opera Hooae 

Frank Gabby 
"Honor Children" 
Jaa Thompson Co 

2d half 
Coacia ft Verdi 
Anderson & Burt 
Henry & Moore 
Juvenile Follies 



M half 

Tuscano Bros 
Blllie ft Dot 
Geo P Randall Co 
A & F Stedman 
Powell Troupe 
MUSKEGON, MICH. 

Recent 
Fred ft Dot Norman 
Dale ft Boylo 
Mr ft Mrs Melbourn 
Mabel Harper Co 
I Andre Girls 

2d half 

LaToys Bros 
Karnmerer ft Howl 
Burke ft English 
Jack Oaterman 
(On* to nil) 



OWOSSO, MICH. 
Strut* 

Id half 
Dale A Boyle 
"The Intruder" 
8 Andre Glrla 
SAGINAW 
Strand 
Dave & Lillian 
Burke & Kendall 
Wayne Marshall A 

C 
Kalaluhla Hawaiian 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Jas & Jessie Burns 
S Chums . 

Bond Wilson Co x 
The Kemps 
"Miniature Rev" 



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Palace Theatre BaUdlng. New Terk City 



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BRIDGEPORT 
PolPa 
De Lyte Girls 
Ceclle Eldred Co , 
Bernard & Merrltt 
"Rosetlme" 
Reineach 

2d half 
Togan & Geneva 
Bessie Leonard 
Wilbur Co 
W Sweatman Co 
3 Melfords 
"Love Burglar" 

Plasa 
Jemeson 

Ramsdell & Deyo 
Mardo & Hunter 
Father's Daughter 

Sd half 
Chief Tendahoe 
Malclma & La Mar 
Al Rlcardo 
5 American Girls 

Poll's 
L ft B Dwyer 
Al Rlcardo 
Mall ally McCrty Co 
Patrick & Otto 
Mile La Toys Models 

2d half 
S Friends 
Lorrane ft George 
Sylvester Family 

ronly Girl" 

NEW HAVEN 
BIJou 
Billy Rhodes 
Sylvester Family 
Burns & Garry 
• American Girls 

2d half 
De Lytle Girls 
Ceclle Eldrld Co 
Mardo & Hunter 
"RoBetlme" 

Palaee 
Togan & Geneva 
Bessie Leonard 
M'Cormack & Wal'ce 
W Sweatman Co 
S Melfords 

2d half 
The Jemison 
Bernard & Merrltt 



Father's Daughter 
Mayo ft Lynn 
SCRANTON 

Poll'B 

(WilkesBarre split) 

1st half 
Klnso 

Stewart ft Neff 
Florence Henry Co 
Weils Virginia ft W 
Fashions Minstrels 
SPRINGFIELD 

Palaee 
Jolly J Jones Co 
Joe Daniels 
Gossler & Lusby 
Bevan ft Flint 
"Here ft There" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Swan ft Swan 
The Valentine 
Poughkeepsie 
Holmes ft Lavere 
J R Johnson Co 
WILKES-BARRB 

Pell's 
(Scran ton split) 

1st half 
McMahon ft Adelald 
4 Pals 
Astor 4 
Julia Curtis 
Hubert Dy er Co 
WORCESTER 
Poll'* 
Chief Tendahoe 
Holmes & Lavere 
Octavio 

2d half 
Mile La Toy Models 
Billy Rhodes 
M'Corm'ck ft Wal'ce 
Martin Webb 
Casting Wards 

Plama 
The Valentines 
Lorraye ft George 
Wilbur Co 
Billy McDermott 

2d half 
Burns ft Garry 
Josephine Davis 
Jolly J Jones 
(Two to fill) 



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Jewelers to the Profession 
LIBERTY BONDS ACCEPTED TM. Jem 171 

CHICAGO B. F. KEITH. 

Vaaderille Exchange 
Chicago 
BATTLE) CREEK Karamerer ft Howla 
BIJon 

Morris Baboons 
Blllie ft Dot 

Mr & Mrs P Fisher 



Gypsy Revue 
(One 



)ne to fill) 

2d half 
The Mclntyrea 
> Tom Moore ft Sister 
Willis Gilbert Co 
Lew Wilson 
Jos E Bernard Co 
BAY CITY • 
BIJon 
J ft J Burns 
Pearson Trio 
Bond & Wilson Co 
Jack Osterroan 
The Mclntyres 

2d half 
2 Carltoms 
Rose & Thome 
Mr & Mrs P Fisher 
The Royces 
Kalauhts Hawallane 

FLINT 

Palaee 
2 Carle ton s 
Rose ft Thome 
Geo P Randall Co 
8 Chums 
A ft F Stedman 
"Miniature Rev" 

2d half 
Burke ft Kendall 
Musical Geralds 
"Help Wanted" 
Pearson Trio 
Morris Baboons 
FT. WAYNE 

Palaee 
Arthur Lavine Co 



A ft B Leibler 
•"Rolling Along" 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Rialto ft LaMont 
J ft W Hennings 
Neal Abels 
6 Gypsies 
(Two to fill) 

JACKSON 

Orphean* 
Tuscano Bros 
The Royces . » 
Burke ft English 
T Moore & Sis 
Powell Troupe 

2d half 
Gibson & Betty 
Evelyn May Co 
Willing Bentlyft W 
Love ft Kisses 
(One to fill) 
KALAMAZOO 

Mnjeatlc 

1st half 
Rialto ft LaMont 
Guerro & Carmen 
Willis Gilbert Co 
The Ke mps 

LAFAYETTE 

Family 

2d half 
McNutt & Evelyn 
Leroy ft Harvey 
Bill Prultt 
Delton Mareena & D 
(One to All) 

LANSING 
Bijou 
Musical Geralds 
Help Wanted 
Lew Wilson 



BOSTON B. F. KEITH. 

Vauderille Exchange 
Bo* ten 

AMHERST, N. S. Bevan ft Flint 
Esspress 
(«-») 
Evelyn CNell 
Edmunds ft Slegel 
8 Klltons 



Brookhart Co 
The Browns 

BANGOR. ME. 

- BIJon 
The DAlvinos 
Wallace ft Farrell 
Earl Plngree Co 
Pease ft Dawson 
Casting Wards 

2d half 
Earle & Mullen 
Henry Kelly 
Bae Pierre Co 
Morgan ft Gates 
Orvllle Stamm' 
BATH. MB. 
Opera House 
Louise Vernon 
Peggy Vincent Co 
Dodos Clark ft D 

2d half 
Evelyn O'Netl 
Edmunds ft Siegel 
3 Keltons 

BOSTON 

Boston 
Hart ft Helene 
O'Connor ft Dixon 



Esther 3 
< One to till) 

LYNN. MASS. 
Gordon's Olyaspla 

Esther 8 
Loner Haskell 1 
Martin ft Webb 
Eskimo ft Seal 

2d half 
Grand Opera 2 
Smith ft Kaufman 
"The Miracle" 
Martini ft Frabinl 

Waldorf 
Al Striker 
Ferns-Litt Co 
Eva Taylor Co 
Josephine Davis Co 
Hank Brown Co 
Felix ft Fisher 

2d half 
Tozart 

Tabor & Green 
Bert Baker Co 
Mildred Valmore 
Basil Lynn Co 
Casting Wards 
MANCHESTER 

Palace 
Florence Duo 
Southe & Tobin 
A Brother Elk 
Emily Darrell 
6 Princeton Girls 

2d half 



McCarthy ft Faye 
4 Harmony Kings 
Johnson Baker ft J Hale & Bro 

Gordon's Olyrapla Ferns-Litt Co 

(Scollay Sq) 
Braminas 
Caryl ft Flynn 
"Shall I Marry" 
Hamilton & Barne 
Meredith ft Snooyer 

Gordon's Olypnda 

(Washington St) 
Russell ft DeWltt 
Cecil ft Bernice 



va Taylor Co 
Hank Brown Co 
Ara Sisters 

MOXKTON, N. 1 

2d"nair 
The Hurleys 
Billy Swede 
L ft I Taalek 
Brown ft Taylor 



Cameron Devitt Co ^S^r 10 ^™^ nn 
Tlnton & Lawrence NEW BEDFORD 



Ford ft Truly 
BROCKTON 
Strand 
Ford ft Hewitt 
Joe Sherman' 
Bert Baker Co 
Miller & Bradford 
Osaki & Takl , 
2d half' 
Blcknell 
Copes ft Hutton 
Florense Duo 
Emily Darrell 
5 Princeton Girls 
CAMBRIDGE 



Gordon's Olympln 

Calvert ft Hayes 
College 
Martini ft Frabini 
TTacey ft Wahl 
Roy ft Arthur 
2d half 
Eskimo ft Seals 
Allen ft Lyman 
Lucille ft Cockle 
Pletro 
Resists 
NEWPORT, R. I. 

Opera House 
Tozart 
4 Woodrow Girls 



Gordon's Central Sq. Resista 

Mystic HansonJS Copes ft Hutton 



Grand Opera 2 

Lucille ft Cockle 

Pletro 

Ballot 8 

2d half 

Calvert & Hayes 

Keane & White 

Tracey ft Wahl 

Loney Haskell 

College 6 

DORCHESTER 
Franklin Park 

Blcknell 

Allen ft Lyman 

C'bor & Green 

Swan & Swan 
2d half 

Joe Sherman 

John McGowan Co 

Ash & Hyams 

Ballot Trio 
HALIFAX, N. S. 
Aekens 
(18-19) 

The Hurleys 

Billy Swede 

L ft I Taalek 

Brown ft Taylor 

The Phontos 
Strand 
(13-19) 

Elnera Sis 

Chas Reilly 



CALGARY 
Orpheooa 

r»-io) 

(Same bill plays 

Victoria 11-12) 
Stone ft Kalis 
Norton ft Lee . 
,Ylp Yip Yaphanker 
Maleta Bonooni 
Sybil Vane 
Mrs G Hughes Co 
Bell ft Wood 
CHICAGO 
Majeaite «. 
"Overseas Revue* 
Great Lester 
"Heartland" 
Corinne Tilton 
Emers'n ft Baldwin 
The Pickfords 
Davis ft Tell 
Palaee 
Grace LaRue . 

Banff off ft Girlie s 
Toto 

Jas Courthorpe Co 
Claudle Coleman 
Llbonatl 

Kitner ft Reaney 
Paul LaVare Co 
State-Lake 
Rajah 

Owen McGiveney 
The Langdons 
Geo Price 
Glasgow Maids 
Nora Norlne 
Jerome ft Herbert 
Harry Tenny Co 
Jack Trick Dog 

DENVER 
Orpheum 

(Tuesday opening) 
"Reckless Eve" 
Mile Nadie 
Nellie Nichols 
Murphy ft White 
Edwin George 
E T Alexander 
DES MOINES 
Orpheum 
(Sunday opening) 
Frank Dobson Co 
Lloyd & Wells 
Harry Holman Co 
F ft O Walters 
Nita Johnson 
Brodean ft Sllvermoon 
LaRue ft Dupree 

DTJLTJTH 
Orphean 

(Sunday opening) 
A Rasch Co 
Comfort ft King 
Norwood ft Hall 
Kharnum 
Melnotte Duo 
Bob Tip Co 
"Sweeties" 
J J Morton 
KANSAS CITY MO. 
Orpheam 

(Sunday opening) 
Morgan Dancers • 
Newhoff ft Phelps 
E & J Connelly 
Bspe & Dutton 
Clifford Walker 
Carclnnettl Bros 
Garcinettl Bros 
The Sterlings 
LINCOLN, NEB. 



Ara Sisters 

2d half 
Gosler ft Lusby 
Toot Sweet 4 
Jeasle Hayward Co 
South ft Tobin 
Osaki ft Takl 
QTJINCT, MASS. 
Klseald 
Barr ft Tunis 
Willie Hale ft Bro 
Lee Stoddard 
The Browns 
ST. JOHN. N. B. 
Opera Hoase 
(6-8) 
The Hurleys 
Billy Swede 
L ft J Taalek 
Brown ft Taylor 
The Phonotos 

(9-11) 
Blvera Sis 
Charlie Reilly 
Pasqualla ft Golden 
Miller Packer ft S 
2 Ladellas 

SYDNEY, N. S. 
Palaee 
(ff-10) 
Musical Mack 
Alice Thornton 
Robblns 8 



Pasqualla ft Golden Marcus ft Booth 
Miller Packer ft s Tne Martins 
2 Ladellas 
LEWISTON, ME. 
Manic Hail 



Frank Morrell 
Smith ft Kaufman 
"The Miracle" 
Keane ft White 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Louise Vernon 
Peggy Vincent 



W ALT H AM 

' "Waldorf 

Lee Stoddard 
John McGowan Co 
Mildred Valmore 
Syncopated Rehears 

2d half 
Miller ft Bradford 
A Brother Elk 
Hooper ft Burkhan 
Felish ft Fisher 



Orpheam 

(10- 



■18) 
Trlzle Frlganza 
Janls ft Chaplow 
Harry Hines 
Shellah Terry Co 
Clifford ft Wills 
Nathane Bros 
"Birds of Feather" 
LOS ANGELES 
Orpheum 
Marguerita Sylva 
Gibson ft Connelli 
Elfreda Wynn 
Marlon Harris 
Oscar Lorraine 
Lambert! 
La Berntcia Co 

MEMPHIS 

Orpheam 

Donovan 6 Lee 
Ernest Evans Co 
Sam Hearn 
Francis Renault 



MILWAUKEE 

Majestle 

Spanish Dancers 
Bernard ft Duffy 
Edith Clifford 
Fern ft Davis 
Green & Myra 
P Bremen ft Bro 

> Palace 
Jean Green 
Master Gabriel Co 
Herbert's Circus 
Kenny Mason ft S 
(One to fill). 
MINNEAPOLIS 
Orpheaaa 

(Sunday opening) 
Win Garden Girls Co 
Ciccollni 
William Ebs 
"Colour Gems" 
Karl Emmy's Pets 
Kanasawa Japs 
The Sharrocko 
OMAHA 
Orpheaaa 

(Sunday opening) 
"American Ace" 
Dave Ferguson Co 
Hnrahel Seniors Co 
Dunham ft Edwards 
Williams ft Mitchell 
Three Jahns 

PORTLAND, ORB. 
Orpheam 

(Sunday opening) 
Julius Tannen 
W Ward ft Girls 
Bryan A Broderlok 
Gus Kelley Co 
Frankle Heath 
Royal Gaacolgnea 

ST. LOOTS 

Orpheum 
Dolly Kay 
Bob Half 
Nina Payne 
Whitfield ft Ireland 
Van Cellos 
Bender ft Meehaa 
Enos Fraser 
ST. PATJL 
Orpheaaa 
(Sunday opening) 
u s Jass Band 
Stevens •& Holllster 
Robbie Gordons 
Weber ft Ridnor 
Mahoney ft Auburn 
Lydell ft Macy 
Lachman SlBters 
SALT LAKE 
Orpheana 
(Wed. opening) 
Harry Watson C< 
Nelson ft Chain 
Oliver ft Olp 
Mason ft Forrest 
Chinese Band 
The Bradnas 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Orpheum 
(Sunday opening) 
Bessie Clayton Co 
"Current of Fun" 
E ft J Crelghton 
Hayden ft Erchelle 
The Vivians 
Sutter ft Dell 
"Putting it Ovor" 
SEATTLE 
Orpheaaa • 
(Sunday opening) 
Nash ft O'Donnell 
Ted Doner 
Dunham ft O'Malley 
Rosa King Co 
Ray Snow 
The Seebacka 
VANCOUVER, B. O. 

Orpheuse 
Mme Ellis Co 
Belgium Trio 
Carl Jorn 
"Tango Shoes" 
Regay ft Lorraine 
"a Da Trio 
urt ft Rusedale 
WINNIPEG 
Orpheam 
Geo MacFarland 
Rigolletto Bros 
Bradley ft Ardine 
Lewis ft White 
O'Donnell' ft Blair 
Saila Bros 



LONG BEACH, CAL. 

PantaKes 
Song ft Dance Revu 
Meyers ft Weaver 
Retter Bros . 
Dorothy Walter 
"Lots ft Lots" 

LOS ANGELES 
Pantagea 

Novelty Minstrels 
The Cromwells 
"Submarine F 7" 
Argo ft Va Sis 
Juliet Dlka 
Green ft Pugh 
MINNEAPOLIS 
Paatages 
(Sunday opening) 
Alex A Evelyn 
Mason ft Cole 
Okla Four 
B Morrell Co 
Carl McCullough 
Casting Cambella 

OAKLAND 
Paatages 

(Sunday opening) 
Brosins ft Brown 
Coming Generation 
Hello, People, Hello 
Richard the Great 
Dorothy Lewis 

OGDEN 
Pantaaea 

(11-18) 
Kelly Field Players 
Joe Darcy 

4 Rennees 

5 ft A Beverly 
Harris ft Nolan 
Diaz Monks 

PORTLAND 

Paatages 
Imperial Quintet 
Ray ft Emma Dean 
Ray Conlln 
8 Romanoff Sia 
Little Lambs 
Florence Bayfield 

REGIS A ' 
Paatages 

(8-10) 
(Same bill plays 

Saskatoon 11-13) 
Golf Link Girls 
Ross Wyse Co * 
"Number Please" 
Belle Oliver 
Cook ft Vernon 
Cycling Brunettes 
SALT LAKE 
Pantagea 
Empire Quartet 
Leila Shaw Co 
Cliff Clark 
Amoros ft Obey 



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PANTAGES CIRCUIT 

New York and Chicago Offices 



BUTTE 
Paatages 

(8-9) 
(Same bill plays 
Anaconda 10; Mis- 
soula 11) 
"Oh Teddy" 
Frank Bush 
G S Gordon Co 
Georgia Howard 
Hcros ft Preston 
McNamara ft C 
CALGARY 
Paatages 
Four Leons 
Frank Ward 
Qulgley ft F 
Dance Fantasy 
Dunbar & Turner 
"Temptation" 

DENVER . 
Paatages 
Schepp's Clrous 
Samnroff Trio _ 



Tetter Septette 
Cook ft Lorens 
Arthur Lloyd 
"Girls from S" 

EDMONTON 
Poutagea 

Wolfe ft Patterson 

W E Whittle 

Kilkenny Four. 

Tarzan 

Amoros ft Jeanette 

Kuma 4 

GT. FALLS 

Paatages 

(9-10) 

(Same bill plays 

Helena 11) 
S ft M Laurel 
Revue DeVogue 
Long ft Ward 
Leoras 

8 White Kuhns ' 
8 Bartos 



Singer's MIdgetS ."- 
Joe Fanton Co . 
SAN DIEGO 
Paatages 

Primrose Minstrels 
Revue De Luxe 
Booth ft Leander 
LeRoy ft Dresner 
Mme Booth 
Joan Hardcastle Co 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Paatages 

(Sunday opening) 
Bell ft Eva 
Rose Valyda . 
Zlegler Twins :_ 
Creamer Barton ft S 
Studio Girls 
Steward ft Olive 
. SEATTLE . 

Paatages 
"Honeymoon Inn" 
Shaw ft Bernard 
Makaremka Duo 
Murry Livingston 
Austin ft Delaney 
Rials 

SPOKANE 

Paatages 
"Oh Billy" ■:■■: ■:■'■:'- 

Hall ft Shapiro 
Joe Roberts 
David 8 Hall Co \ 
Stagpole ft Spier 
Mozarts 

TACOMA 

Pantagea 
Jarvls Revue* , 
Can field ft Rom 
Porter J White Co 
Morak Sis 
Anita Arllso 
Al Wohlm an . - .-- 
VANCOUVER 
Pentagon ! "-— t- 
Uyeno Japs : •- '•.■■ 
Venetian Gypsies 
Sllber ft North 
Lady Alice's Pets 
La Petite Eva, , 
Weber ft Elliott I 
VICTORIA- , f 
Pantagea [ 
Marie Fltsgibbon [ 
LeGrohs 

ChlBholm ft Brcon 
Panama Trio ( 

Dorsch ft Russell ' 
Kremlin of Mosoow 

WINNIPEG ! 

• Pentagon ?_ 
Naynon'a Birds 
Burns ft Lynn 
Chas TJndholm Co 
Son la DeClave 
Bison City 4 
Slatkos Rollickers 



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WESTERN VAUDEVILLE 

8tate-Lahe Theatre Building, Chicago 



ALTON, ILL. 

Hippodrome 
"Melody Garden" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
LaFrance Bros 
Jenks ft Allen 
. BELTLVILLB, ILL. 

Washington 
Kremka Bros , 

Jenks ft Allen 
Samaroff ft Sonla 

2d half 
Kerr & Ensign 
Ward ft Wilson 
Freer Baggott ft F 

BLOOMINOTON 

Ma jeat Ic 
Allanson 

Williams ft Taylor 
Fashions a la Carte 

2d half 
Gilbert ft Saul' 
Orth ft Cody 
Moran ft Wiser 
CEDAR RAPIDS 
Majeatte 
2 Blondys 
P ft P Houlton 
' Cabaret DeLuxe 
(One to fill) 

2d half . 
Lucy Gillette Co 
Taylor ft Arnold 
Jack Gardner Co 
Collins ft Hart 
CHAMPAIGN 

Orpheam 
Juggling D'Armo 
Lee ft Lawrence 
"Golden Bird- 
Clayton ft Lennle 
Degnon ft Clifton 

2d half 
Kremka Bros 
Oren ft Drew 
8 Vassar Girls • 
Davey Jamlcson 
M W hitm an Co 
{CHICAGO 
American 
Ward & DoOley 
Homer ft Dubard 
"On Mississippi" 
Fltzgrerald ft Carrol 
Ben Benny 
•Byal & Early Rev 

2d half 
Adams Trio 
Sims ft Powers 
"Snapshots of 1920" 
"Girl In Moon" • 
(Two to. flll) 



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M Whitman Co . 
Ward ft Wilson, : 
Maryland Singers 
Chas Olcott . 
PIpafax ft Accompli 

2d half 
Weber Beck &>F 
"Golden Blrd'V 
Cantors Minstrels > 
(Two to fill) .■:•■ .,: ...;.; 

Lincoln 
Lawton 

Adams Trio '■. 
Bimms ft Powers 
"Snapshots ofA **P" 
"Girl in Moo *** 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Willard ft Jones 
"On Mississippi" 
Ben Be"nny 
(Three to flll) ■ 
OOLLINSVILLB 

Orpheum 

W .; 
4 Johnsons 
Hall ft O'Brien 

(8-10) 
Cavana Duo 
Stroud Trio 

(11-18) ' 
"Girl in Basket" 
Winchell ft Green 

DAVENPORT 

Colombia ! 
G & L Garden ■ . 
Harper ft Blanks 
Geo Lovett Co 
Arthur West Co. 
Lucy Gillette Co 

. 2d half 
Harry Rose 
C ft M Dunbar 
Little Pipafax 
(Two to All) 
DECATUR, ILL. 
Empress 
G & M Lefevre 
Smith ft Keefe 
Burma ft Wilson 
Leona ft Lamar 
3 Melvin Bros 
2d half 
Juggling D'Armo ' 
Lee & Lawrence . , 
Berrl ft Jonanl 
Leona ft Lamar .- 
Degnon A Clifton 

DULUTH 
Grand 

Leonard ft Wright ; : -.••f.j 
Redman ft Wells M 

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Louie Brocades 
Ky-JCeating & Walton 
Geo Paul Co 
^V'Jd half 
toward & Lewis 
rthur Devoy Co 

Ice Nelson Co 

Jjupitor Trio 
, (One to fill) , 
1§H i'ST. LOUIS, ILL. 
Rf( . Brbera 

'Inchell & Green 
"Gilbert & Saul 
•ederson Bros 
~ 2d half 
.ed LaRelne Co 
riugo Lutgens 
Samaroff & Sonia 

ibvawsvillbi, WD 

t^SirV Own* „.. 

85 (Terrs Haute split) 
'^ let half 

s&Bhnbo A James 
Little Elk CO^ 
jBttrkhardt ft Rober 
Canny Simmons 
SFjlrtatlon" 
•|One to Ml) 
GALESBURG. ILL. 
.•-;'■ ' Orpbenm 
*%Vox & In graham 
aicLoln Gates Co 

■InoesS Kalama Co 
_^. : Id half 
a«Ber ft Em 
. Everests Monks 
(One to fill) 
GRANITE CITY 
. Washington 
. (7) 
*troud Trip 
Marcelle Marion 

(8-10) 
,. line ft Tyle 
Wanier ft Palmer 
"■-..- (U«-18) 
_ Kuehns 
Cavana. Duo 
GREEN BAT, WIS. 
^ -.iOrpheiim 
-H J* half 
>ran Bisters 
,,Jfcrt Lewis 
fe^Two to fill) 
l| JOLIET, ILL. 
B9pi ■ Orphean* 
'• vftockwell & Fox 
■?Making Movies" 
e to fill) . 
2d half 
iske ft Fallon 
parry ft Lelghton 
"Making MovieB" 
MADISON 
Orphraro 
-, •Contor's Minstrels 
: ; J»"Surburnites" 
Bert Lewis , 
XTwo to fill) 
•?,: 2d half 
Salon Singers 
|XFour to fill) 
W MsNNBAPOLIS 
w*$! ; ' palace 
"Perfection Girls" 
AJrtbur Devoy Co 
^Jaok * Phil 
S&fWrlght's Hawailans 
*i(One to All) 
aL:...... 2d half 

Atrial Eddys 

ilrman & Patrick 
, .rginla Belles 
Dave Manley 
&*HolIday in Dixie" 
'■■-■ MOLINE 
^> :'-.;. 'Palaee- 

j»rall. & Fallon 
%?5unn *B Raymond 
' TOfiVs H Cullen 
frown's Highlander 
"She to AH) • 
- 2d half 
.larper & Blanks 
. Jrasillian Nuts 
f ;Ffed Lewis 
k Princess Kalama Co 
^f. (One to fill) 
Mfe -.PEORIA, ILL. 
%fef': v . Orpneom 
tel; Frear Baggott & P 
Simpson & Dean 
'^Be'rrt- & Jonanl 
^Miller & Lyle 
V i aBrasilllan Heiress 

wW£- 2d half 

! ■ »8 Melvin Bros 
^iBrlerre & Kin 




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SPSClayton & Lennle 



' Geo. Lovett Co 
■•"Band of Mystery" 

; quincy, ill. 

iS/. ;; - Orpneam 

';,' • York & Marks 
'■"./■ Kerr & Ensign 
riy \ 2d half 

McLaln Gates Co 
i Fox & Ingraham 
' ROCKFOHD, ILL. 

Palace 
Moran Sisters 
Harry Rose 



Dunbar's Singers 
C & M Dunbar 
"Begin of World" 

2d half 
Lawton 

Lizzie B Raymond 
Arthur West Co 
•Byal & Early Rev 
(One to fill) 
ST. LOUIS 
Colombia 
Little Jim 
Orren & Drew .. 
8 Vassar Qlrls 
Neal Abel 
LaFrance Bros 

2d half 
Pederson Bros 
Chas Wilson 
4 Johnsons 

Grand 
Carox Bros 
Marcel Marlon . 
•Harry Fetterer 
Francis & Phillips 
Jeanette Chllds 
Minnie Stanley Co 
Daisy Dugas Co 
Manning & Hall 
"New Leader" 
Bialto 
4 Johnsons 
The Kuehns 
Orthe ft Cody 
Moran & Wiser 

2d half 
Nina Sullivan Co 
Simpson & Dean 
Little. Jim 
Wanter ft Palmer 
"Melody Garden" 
ST. PAUL 
PsJaeef— 
Aerial Eddys 7 
"Holiday in Dixie" 
Dave Manley 
Mellna Five 
Miller ft Rainey 

2d half 
"Perfection Girls" 
Weir & King 
(Three to All) 
SIOUX CITY, 1A. 
■ Orpbenm 
Virginia Belles 
Blossom Seeley Co 
Jimmy Savo Co 
Ergotti's Lllliputlas 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Ben & Hazel Mann 
Follls ft Leroy 
Britt Wood 
Frank Devoe Co 
Blossom Seeley Co 
Lillian's Dogs 
SO. BEND, INB. 
Orphean 
Fulton & Mack 
Weber Beck & F 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Alanson 

Watklns & William 
A & B Lelbler 
Murry Volek 
"Going Same " 

SPRrNGFTELD, DLL 
Majestic 

Barry & Lay ton 
Nana Sullivan Co > 
Brlerre & King 
Delton Marrena &D 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Marleyyes Manikins 
Smith & Keefe 
Barns ft Wilson 
Maryland Singers 
James H Cullen 
Lasova & Ollmore 

SUPERIOR 
Palace 
Howard & Lewis 
Leigh Delacey Co 
Alice Nelson Co 
Jupiter Trio 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Leonard & Wright 
Redman & Wells 
Louis Brocades 
Keating & Walton 

Geo Paul Co 

TBRRB HAUTE 

Hippodrome 
(Evansvllle split) 
1st half 
Hector 

Chic & Tiny Harvey 
Folsom ft Brown 
Nick Hufford 
"Oh Aunt ie" 

WINNIPEG 
Strand 
Fredericks ft Van 
"Her Trousseau" 
Kendall Pearl ft S 
3 Lees 

2d half 
Pantzer Duo 
Faye & Thomas 
Detzel & Car*,->11 
(One to All, 



4i MARCUS LOEW 

"g v PnfnBm Building, New York City 

i*' 1 : NEW YORK CITY "Lawrence ft Thelm 

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if?iW-V*Mae & Mack 
i>.W: »Elroy Sisters 
'"Work ft Kelt 



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^•McCarthy ft Stena 
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2d half 
Wlkl Bird 
Thornton & Thornt 
•Ergotti ft Luis 
•Taylor & Francis 
"The Love Race" 
Eoae Garden 
•"Salvation Molly" 
Harry Antrim 
•Carberry ft Lorlme 



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Victoria 

Dancing McDonalds 
Herman ft Clifton 
Morgan ft Gray 
Swarts ft Clifford 
Argonne 5 

2d half 
Chas McGoods Co 
Jerome & Albright 
Betty Eldred ft Co 
Anthony ft Ross 
Boudlnl ft Bernard • 

Lincoln 84, 
Musical Christies 
Kahn ft Boone 
Pearl Abbott Co 
Taylor & Francis 
Zuhn ft Drels 

Id half 
Stanley 

Gordon & Delmar 
Clark ft Francis 
Mumford & Stanley 
M Burke ft Band 

Greeley Sq. 
Francis ft Wilson 
Gladys Kelton 
Jerome ft Albright 
Ethel M Hall Co 
Wm Sisto 
Fashions DeVogue 

2d half 
C Williams ft D 
L'Estrange Girls 
Sandifer ft Brogsdal 
Morgan ft Gray 
Swartz ft Clifford 
Brown Gardiner & B 

Delaneey St. 

Stanley 

Sandifer & Brogsdal 
"Salvation Molly" 
Harry Antrim 
Brgottl ft Luis 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Lawrence Thelma 
Mildred Rogers 
Crelghton & Stamm 
Foley ft LaTure 
Zuhn ft Drels 
Leddy ft Leddy 

1 National 
Mildred Rogers 
W ft M Rogers 
Henry Frey 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Gladys Kelton 
Harrison St Burr 
McCarthy & Stenard 
Jones ft Sylvester 
Work ft Kelt 
Orphenm 
Caplane ft Wells 
L'Estrange Girls 
Henderson ft Hollid 
Clark ft Francis 
Nelson ft Cronln 
M Burke & Band 

2d half 
Francis ft Wilson 
Elroy Sisters 
Hackett ft Francis 
Lambertl 
Wm Sisto 
Fashions DeVogue 

Boulevard 
Williams ft Daisy 
Dave Thursby . 
Betty Eldred Co 
Boudlnl ft Bernard 
Brown Gardiner 

2d half 
Dancing McDonalds 
Kahn ft Boone 
Pearl Abbott Co 
Henry Frey 
Argonne 5 , 

Avenue B 
Krayona ft Co 
Ruth Goodwin 
Mack ft Velmar 
Adrian 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Keene ft Foxworth 
Langton & Smith 
Armstrong ft Smith 
(Three to All) 

BROOKLYN * 
Metropolitan 
Stafford & DeHoss 
Rose Garden 
"Love Race" 
Anthony ft Ross 
Leddy ft Leddy 

2d half 
Mae ft Mack 
Dave Thursby 
E M Hall Co 
W ft M Rogers 
Nelson ft Cronln 

DeKalb 
Wikl Bird 
Thornton ft Thornt 
Sam Howard Co 
King & Harve 
Leo Farrell Co 

2d half 
Krayona Co 
Nick Verga 
Carlisle ft Homer 
Barron ft Burt 
Magee & Anita 

Palace 
Brown's Dogs 
Olive LeCompte Co 
Armstrong & Smith 
Barron ft Burt 
Bernlvlcl Bros 

2d half 
Caplane ft Wells 
Millard ft Doyle 
Gray ft Graham 
Adrian 
(One to All) 



VARIETY 








Fnltoa 

Carberry ft Lorlmer 
Harrison ft Burr 
Carlisle ft Romer 
Mumford ft .Stanley 
Chas McGoods Co 

2d half 
Musical Christies 
Henderson ft Hollid 
Sam Howard Co 
King ft Harvey . 
Leo Zarrell Co 
Warwick 
Keene ft Foxworth 
Langton ft Smith 
Martin ft Courtney \ 
Bert Hanl<m 
(fne to All) 

2d half . 
Brown ft Evans 
Ruth Goodwin 
Murphy & Klein 
June Mills Co 
(One to AH) 

ATLANTA 
Grand 

McDonalds 
Armstrong ft James 
Paul ft Pauline ■ 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Wellington ft Sylvl 
Lannlgan ft Woods 
Ronalr ft Ward 
Jack Reddy 
(One to All) 
BALTIMORE, MB. 

Hippodrome 
King Bros 
Ferdinand 
Fabor ft McGowan 
Downing ft Bunln 
LaFollette Co 

BIRMINGHAM 
Bijou 
Morton Bros 
Hunter Chick ft H 
Howard ft Jenkins 
Mahoney ft Rogers 
Norman ft Jeanette 

2d half 
(Same as Atlanta 

1st half 

BO8TON 

Orphenm 
Young ft Leander 
8 ft H Everett 
Ted Healy" 
LaHoen & Dupreece 
L Wolfe Gilbert 
6 Avallons 

2d half 
Beattie & Blome 
Ryan ft Moore 
Willie Smith 
Coffman ft Carroll 
Barnes & Freeman 
6 Petrovas 

CHICAGO 

HcVlckers 
Cornelia ft Adele 
Nada Norrlne 
Irene Casslnl Co 
Ed LeBslg Co . 
Harry Greey 
LeClair & Sampson 
CLEVELAND 
Liberty 
Ferraros 

Ed Phillips :■' 
"Just for Instance" 
Carson & Willard 
"Full of Pep" 

DETROIT 
Colonial 
Ankar Trio 
Emmett & Moore 
Peggy Brooks 
Jerome Merrick Co 
Hoey ft Fisher 
6 Royal Hussars 

FALL RIVER 

BIJou 
Beattie ft Blome 
Willie Smith 
Coffman & Carroll 
Barnes ft Freeman 
6 Petrovas 

2d half , 
Young ft Leander 
Ted Healy 
LaHoen ft Dupreece 
L Wolfe Gilbert Co 
6 Avallons 

HAMILTON, CAN. 

Loew 
Irma ft Connor 
Flo Ring 
Van ft Vernon 
Race ft Edge 
Plerrea Sextette 
HOBOKEN, N. J. 
Loew 
Juggling DeLisle 
Marie ft Dan 
Mr ft Mrs Hill Co 
(Two to All) 

2d halt 
Amanda Gray ft B 
Pisano ft Bingham 
Belle ft Gray 
(One to All) 
KANSAS CITY, MO. 

IDixiprcsnt 
LeVeaux 
Goldle ft AyerB 
Godfrey ft Henders 
Bert .Walton 
H & A Scranton 

2d half 
Van Orden ft Fallos 
Storey ft Clark 
Anderson ft Rean 
Hlbbert ft Nugent 
Clyde Nelson Co 



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MEMPHIS 

Lyceum 
Aerial Belmonts 
Ferguson ft Sunderl 
J Byron Totten Co 
Jim Reynolds 
Wayne ft Allen 

2d half 
(Same as Birming- 
ham 1st half) 

MONTREAL 
Loew 

Dolly St Calame 
Billy Brown 
Henshaw ft Avery 
8 Rocellas 
Merian's Dogs 
NEW ORLEANS 
- Orescent 
Tomkins 
Honey Hurst 
Edward Farrell Co 
Inman ft Horton 
Pay ton ft Ward 

2d half 
(Same aB Memphis 

1st half) 
NEW ROOHELLE 

. Loew 
Karsey's Myrlaphon 
Pisano ft Bingham 
June Mills Co 
2d half 
Brown's Dogs • 
Martin ft Courtney 
Bert Hanlon 
PALISADES PARK 
Hoi den . •. a- 

Bedell 
PATERSON, N. J. 

Loew 
Oliver 

A Gray & Boys 
(One to All) 

2d half 

Marie & Dan 4 

Wells ft Crest 

PITTSBURGH. 

Lyceum 

Hanlon ft Clifton 



Duffy* Montagu* 
Mllloy Keough Co 
VOh Sweetie" 
PROVIDENCE, B. 1. 

Emery 
8 Gregorys 
Ryan & Moore 
Steve Freda - 
Foley ft LaTure 
Clark & Crawford 
J Lelghton's Revue 
2d half 
aAerial DeGroffs 
Knowles ft Roberts 
Fraser Bunco ft H 
LaRue & Gresham 
L Ordway ft Co i 
Scanlon Dennos ft S 
ST. LOUIS 
Garrlck 
Canaria Co 
Cook & Oatman 
Chas Deland Co , 
Will J Evans 
Wheeler Trio 
2d half 
(Same as Kansas 
City 1st half) 
SPRIN GFTELD 
Broadway 
Aerial DeGroffs 
Fraser Bunce & H 
LaRue ft Gresham 
Laurie Ordway Co 
Scanlon Dennos ft S 

2d half 
3 Gregorys 
Steve Freda 
S ft H Everett 
' Clark ft Crawford 
J Lelghton's, Revue 

TORONTO 
Younge 

P George 
Nora Allen ft Co 
Gordon ft Gordon 
Summer Girl & Guy 
Dudley Douglas 
Constantino Dancers 



ACKERMAN & HARRIS CIRCUIT. 

San Francisco 
BAKERSFIELD La Borse ft Ellis 



Hippodrome 

(7-9) 
Milton ft Venus 
Payton ft Hlckey 

(10-11) 
Gypsy Meredith 
Myers ft Knlse 
4 Old Vets 

12-18 
Wynne Lorraine 

3 Moran Sis 
Sig Franz Tr 

FRESNO 
Hippodrome 
Gpysy Meredith 
Myers ft Knlse 

4 Old Vets 
Wynne Lorraine 
Beckwlth Lions 

2d half 
Victoria Trio ' 

De Pace Bros Co 
Corp Joe Nathan 
Montambo & Nap 
(One to All) , 

LOS ANGELES 
Hippodrome 

Eddie & Lillian 
D Flint Co 
Skelly ft Heit 
Paul Lavan ft M 
Barnes ft Lorraine 

■ 2d half 
Walter Gilbert 
Milton & Venus 
Jarvls ft Gaffney 
Payton & Hlckey 
Beckwith's Lions 
MODESTO 

Hippodrome 
(7-8) 
Walter Gilbert 
•Victoria Trio 
De Pace Bros Co 
Corp Joe Nathan 
Montambo & Nap 

(12-18) 
2 Gabberts 
Billy Hicks 
wtanley & Lee 
Earl & Edwards 
Galletti's Monks 
SACRAMENTO 

Hippodrome 
Mabel Fonda 3 



Murray ft Papkova 

Sid Lewis 

6 Nightons 

2d half 

Billy Wolgast 

Becker ft Adams 

Hawthorne's Mlnstr 

Bob White 

Cornalla ft Wilbur 
SAN DIEGO 
Hippodrome 

Eddy SlsterB 

Lamey & Catherine 

"Remnants" 

Guillana Four 

Mcintosh Maids 
2d half 

Eddie & Lillian 

D Flint Co 

Skelly & Helt 

Stanley ft Wilson 

Paul Lavan ft M 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Casino 

(Sunday opening) 
"Girls of 61" 
"Dreamland" 
Alf Rippon 
(Others to All) 
Hippodrome 

(Sunday opening) 
Kayle & Coyne 
Conrad ft Jarvls 
"Rusticating Hisses" 
Geo McFadden 

3 Fishers 

STOCKTON 
Hippodrome 
1st half 
2 Gabberts 
Billy Hicks 
Stanley ft Lee 
Earl & Edwards 
Galletti's Monks 

TAFT, CAL. 
Hippodrome 

(7) 
Jarvls & Gaffney 
Bethon ft Morton 
Toe ft Coe 

(12-13) 
Mason & Austin 
Gypsy Meredith 
Myers ft Knlse 

4 Old Vets 



INTERSTATE CIRCUIT 

Palace Theatre Building, New York City 
DALLAS, TEX. Hlckey Bros 



Majeatle 

.Burke ft Betty 
Ann Suter 
C Silvernall Co 
Lexey & Rome 
Swift & Kelly 
The Reynolds 
(Others to All) 
FT. WORTH, TSX. 

Majeatle 
Hart ft Diamond 
Betty Bond 
Frawley ft Louise 
Will Mahoney 
Lemalre Hayes Co 
Howard & Sadler 
(One to All). 
HOUSTON, TEX. 

Majeatle 
Earle & Earie 
Fox ft Mayo 
B F Hawley Co 
Elsie White Co 



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Duffy ft Caldwell 
M Hart ft Boys 
LPTTLB ROCK, 
ARK. 

Majeure 
"Girl In Basket" 
"On Manilla Bay" 
(Three to All) 

2d half 
H B Toomer Co 
Anna Chandler 
Frlscoe 
(Two to All) 
SAN ANTONIO, 
TEX. 

Majestic , 
McRae ft Clegg 
Sheldon ft Dalley 
Warner Amoros Co 
Adams ft Griffith 
Barnes & Crawford 
Patricola ft Meyere 
Fong Gue ft Haw 



THOMASHEFSKTS THEATRE. 



■ Although the A. E. A. show at this theatre 
Tuesday night was on the par with the sterling 
layouts shown at the Lexington the past couple 
weeks, the house seemingly was dressed to 
camouflage Its lack of populace la sections. 
What the reason was, since an all-star show 
was billed, and fully lived up to expectations, 
cannot very well be determined, "excepting loca- 
tion of theatre. The Equity Revue at the 
Second Avenue Theatre la but two blocks away. 
The houses downtown are expected to draw Its 
patronage tor these benefits from further up- 
town residential districts. Among those sche- 
duled to appear, and failed to do so, were 
Barney Bernard, Sam Bernard, Andrew 
Toombs and Renee Parker. A man with an 
A. E. A. button on his right lapel took It upon 
himself to explain this In the lobby prior to the 
doors' opening, Sam Is prevented from doing' 
so by virtue of an Injunction, and Barney was 
111. The Toombs-Parker duo did not show 
for no reason at all. He stated that Lilian 
RuBsel, Herbert Corthell, Marie Dressier and 
Hazel Dawn would substitute. As things 
proved later, the latter two did not "appear, 
although Mr. Corthell, doubling from the Lex- 
ington, did five mlnues or so. 

Miss Russell took up her inning to give the 
audience a little Inside dope on the strike 
situation. Even downtown yokels were aware 
of the name of Lillian Rusell, and tbey ac- 
corded her an ovation on entrance. Miss Rus- 
sell impressed the house with her sincerity. 

The layout of the bill was perfect. If was 
too long, spasmodic In minutes consumed by 
the individual turns, made so by the great 
number of them, the performance finally con- 
cluding well nigh the witching hour, not 
without intermittent walkouts during the 
course of the last 40 minutes. When Alex- 
ander Umansky and Ann Lean appeared for 
the last turn, with their ballet oferlng, they 
did one number, and bad to take final bows 
owing to the great number of walkouts. 
. The bill proper held 16 acts. Walter J. 
Kelly opened with the Equity mob scene, as 
at the Academy the previous evening. Ray 
Raymond, with Percy Wenrlch piano accom- . 
panylng, sang but two songs, too little con- 
sidering the value and ability of the enter- 
tainer. Then came Gladys Rice, the talented 
offspring of Sally Cohen and John C. Rice, 
who besides doing her turn at the Rivoll this ' 
week, Ib oh the regular Lexington program, 
having hurried downtown to do three songs 
to appreciative returns. Ted Shapiro, at the 
ivories, did double duty that evening, later 
acting In a similar capacity for Jack Squires. 
An unnamed, albeit announced French sailor, 
with a beautiful Van Dyke, told some stories, 
some of ancient vintage, sang a couple of songs 
In French and whistled his way to a hit He 
appeared once at a Lambs' Gambol. 

Adele Rowland had to beg off after her 
songs. Will Donaldson, the song writer, pre- 
sided at the piano keyboard. Jack Terry, 
Mabel Lambert and Lambert Terry, their son, 
fared well with their clever variety skit Fol- 
lowing Miss Russell, Marjorle Bentley and 
John Lowe, ex- "La La Luclllltes," stepped 
some, handicapped by an unbarmonlous or- 
chestra. Herbert Corthell came, saw and 
conquered, giving way shortly to Walter 
Hampden with his "Hamlet" excerpt Talk 
about educating the masses. They want to be 
educated. It the reception acorded Mr. Hanip- 
den Is any criterion. 

Riggls and Witcble, a classy couple with a 
pair each of educated feet, tore off one of the 
big hits of the show. Ditto with the gifted 
Charles Althoff, doing his "Sheriff of Hlcks- 
ville," as perfect a characterization as was 
ever portrayed on the stage. Anyone can ap- 
preciate Mr. Althoff, but all the more la the 
beauty, of his art to the one who Ib "wise" In 
the ways theatrical. Some of his bits there 
should be patented, copyrighted, locked-up, 
Imprisoned or what not to protect them. 

What was announced as the Equity Opera 
Singers were the six people from the Revue 
at the Second Avenue, having hopped over to 
render the sextet from "Lucia. They scored 
solid, jack Squires, on next, offered the same 
routine as at the Academy Labor Day night, 
scoring equally as well with two of Irving 
Berlin's latest Ted Shapiro, spectacles-less 
this trip, did his own arrangement of "Pal 0' 
Mine" for a piano solo, and scored. 

Pearl Sindelar, Hugh Cameron and Stuart 
Wilson, somehow did not fit In with a sketch 
at this point as a result of which they missed. 
The piece needs trimming, is too long drawn 
out, seems to be new, although the comedian, 
the "husband" character, has his fat lines 
down pat and won laughs fast and free, save 
for his low asides which did not reach beyond 
the middle of the orchestra. The sketch could 
stand cutting, especially, so where those 
flowery lines of the young man. Is concerned, 
he being none to sure of them, as It Is. MIbb 
Sindelar, too, is too little on the stage, most 
of the playing time being consumed In smart 
cross-fire between the men. The Umaneky- 
Lean turn closed after one nnmber. Abel. 

CABARET. 

Atlantic City has found additional 
prosperity in its cabaret since wartime 
prohibition went into effect Increases 
of business are reported, at the hotels 
Martinique, Beaux Arts, Moulin Rouge, . 
Alimo and Cafe Martin. Before^ pro- 
hibition through local laws, cabarets 
there had to be run under the subter- 
fuge of "hostesses," in charge. With 
prohibition a strictly cabaret or revue 
entertainment was given. If national 
prohibition goes into effect next Janu- 
ary, the seashore resort appears to be 
all set for a continuance of profitable 
cabaret patronage. * 



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MANAGERS AWAY UP IN THE AIR: 
HAVE NOTHING BUT TO WAIT 

^ m ^ m ^^ smem» 

Cohan's resignation From Managers' Association Wednesday's 

Feature of Strike. Assumed Presidency of A. F. L. Last 

sNight. Actors* Equity Announces Four Shows in 

Next Two Weeks. Injunction Orders Signed. 



The members of the Producing Man- 
agers' Association were away up in 
the air yesterday as a result of the 
strike to date, and the unsettled state 
was further intensified upon the actual 
resignation of George M. Cohan as a 
member of the P. M. A. That was the 
big strike event yesterday. Cohan left 
his associates in tears when tendering 
his resignation to accept the presi- 
dency as an actor of the Actors' Fidel- 
ity League. The Fidelity is an arm, 
however, of the Managers' Association. 
The managers make no great secret 
of their surprise at the prompt action 
taken by Samuel Gompers upon his 
return to New York by appearing at 
the Lexington, where he uttered the 
speech endorsing the strike and pledg- 
ing the support of the American Fed- 
eration of Labor. The managers ap- 
pear to still hold a hope that Mr. 
Gompers after a more thorough sur- 
vey will modify his first statement if 
not reversing it. The managers appear 
to be alone in this belief. Mr. Gompers 
reiterated the Lexington announce- 
ment given by him to newspaper men 
yesterday afternoon. 

No expression can be obtained from 
individual managers what they intend 
to do in the matter of re-casting plays 
with members of the Actors' Fidelity 
League and employing non-union stage 
hands and musicians. Those ap- 
proached were reluctant to make a 
direct reply. In their evasiveness it 
might be drawn that with the man- 
agers, if certain the Fidelity could fur- 
nish the cast they wanted, it would 
still be a matter of three or four weeks 
for rehearsal, by which time the strike 
might be over, leaving them with two 
sets of principals. The managers' as- 
sociation as a body has not talked this 
phase over as yet, or if so, no report 
of it has leaked out. That some such 
idea however was thought of prior to 
the arrival of Mr. Gompers is quite 
certain. It was planned that if Gom- 
pers stood with the strikers, a move 
to reopen the houses as non-union 
might be taken within a few days 
afterward. 

Whether the managers are delaying 



under the impression Gompers will yet 
come out less strongly for the actors, 
none will say. One mentioned he saw 
no reason why the managers' associa- 
tion could not go to Washington and 
apply for injunction orders against the 
A. F. of L. as they have against the 
A. E. A. 

With everything else apparently out ■ 
of the way, the managers seem to be 
more fully relying just now upon the 
notion that sooner or later the actors' 
side will crack. That their side may 
crack is pushed aside by them as an 
impossible thought. Managers make 
many statements in substantiation of 
their claims that the actors (A. E. A.) 
can go so long and no longer, but 
these statements are not matters of 
common report, nor are they heard 
outside managerial inside circles. 

One manager said yesterday .the 
actors might .hold together two more 
weeks. The same manager the day 
following the opening of the strike 
gave the actors two weeks to stick 
together and opined he didn't think 
they could last that long. It is three 
weeks ago tonight since the strike was 
first called. 

The situation' up to' last night had 
suffered no change. To the impartial 
observers it seemed to be a matter of 
which side cracked first 

The Actors' Equity Association yes- 
terday announced four new shows 
within the next two weeks. The Second 
Avenue Theatre, Tfaomashefsky The- 
atre, Auditorium, Chicago, and Lexing- 
ton, New York, are the houses men- 
tion as forming the first of the Equity 
Circuit. % 

Judge Hendrick signed the injunction 
order against the A. E. A. and those 
of its membership mentioned in the 
suits brought against them by (he man- 
agers. It was intimated by the counsel 
for the managers that whole injunc- 
tions might be applied for to interfere 
with the Equity performances. These 
injunctions, according to the report, 
would be against the A. E A. members 
who had walked out on contracts or 
refused to rehearse, 

(Continued on page 2.) 



MEETING IN WASHINGTON. 

Frank Gillmore, executive secretary 
of the A E A. ; Chas. C. Shay, presi- 
dent of the I. A. T. S. ,E., / and Jos. 
Weber, president of the American 
Federation of Musicians, will appear 
before the Executive Board of the 
American Federation of Labor in 
Washington this afternoon (Thursday), 
in accordance with an arrangement 
made with Samuel Gompers yesterday, 
and will present a complete history of 
the strike against the Producing Man- 
agers' Association. 

The object of the appearance of Gill- 
more, Shay and Weber, according to 
Hugh Frayne, is "to acquaint the execu- 
tives of the Federation with full de- 
tails of the strike, with a view to ex- 
tending its scope to a greater terri- 
tory and for the purpose of securing 
certain co-operation the A. F. of L. 
is; capable of rendering if such co- 
operation is needed." 

Mr. Gompers will preside at the i 
session in Washington today. Other 
members of the A. F. of L Executive 
Board who will sit in the conference 
will be Vice-Presidents Jos. Valentine, 
Jas. Duncan, Frank Duffy, Matt Wohl, 
Treasurer Dan. Tobin, Secretary Frank 
Morrison and three other constituting 
the Executive Board. 

Mr. Frayne, general organizer of the 
American Federation of Labor, when 
asked whether. any one connected with 
the Managers' Association had re- 
quested Gompers to call the conference 
in Washington, stated emphatically 
such was not the case, declaring the 
object of the conference was for the 
purpose as stated by him and bad been 
called for no other reason. 



KILLED IN WRECK. 

Los Angeles, Aug. 27. 

Lieut. Marshall, technical director for 
Mme. Nazimova, is dead, and about 25 
extra players are severely injured as 
the result of a smash-up due' to the 
transportation strike. . ■' 

A 'number of those injured were 
Hindus Who were appearing with the 
star in a new production. 



GOV. SMITH LAYS OFF. 

Syracuse,- Aug. 27. 

Governor Albert E Smith announced 
tonight he will not intervene in the 
Actors' strrke. - 

The Governor stated the strike had 
not reached a point, in his opinion, 
where interference by the State could 
be deemed justifiable. 

A. E. A. COAST SHOWS? 

Rumors about are to the effect the 
A. E. A. has sqme intention of organ- 
izing shows to play the far western 
and coast cities. 



GOMPERS' STATEMENT. 

Samuel Compare, president of : . ; 
the- American Federation of La- 
bor, wu asked yesterday if, la 
view of the statement made by 
the managers that he had not 
had sufficient time to acquaint 
himself with the merits of the 
controversy between the man- 
ager* and the striking actors; hie 
address at the Lexington Theatre 
constituted his final word. 

Mr. Gompers said: "I always 
stand by every statement I make. 
The attitude of the managers in 
refusing to meet the actors. or. 
recognise their right to collec- 
tive representation is unwar- 
ranted and unjust 

"In that position I'm going to 
support them and every resource 
of the American Federation of 
Labor will be used to aid them 
in winning their strike." 



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A. N. WOODS SAYS "NEVER." 

"Never," is the response by Ai-iS^ 
Woods to the report from Chicago : *h§3p 
he had. given the managers' associa-r 
tion a time limit to adjust the strike v 
situation.^ ....;,.--,, -;..,^ 

'1 never will leave the managers 
while this strike is on," said Woodsj 
"It would be suicide to myself and alt 
other managers in the association." * 

The Woods office stated it had had 
the spreader of the rumor traced down 
in Chicago and located him. A wire « 
was sent by Woods yesterday to Chir 
cago emphatically denying "the T-fe-i^ 
port.. ,; '.■:-.• , ■. ;v .".-.;■ , 

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VAUDEVILLE'S NEW CLAUSE. 

A new clause is being rubber-' 
stamped upon the contracts issued this 
week through the Keith (vaudeville) 
booking office. It reads.: :■: >' 

"The Artist promises and agrees 
that if he refuses or fails to play this 
engagement he will pay to the Man- 
ager without demand as liquidated 
damages an amount equal to the salary 
stated in Paragraph 1 hereof." 

The Keith office recently placed into 
effect a simple binding contract con- 
taining no cancellation provision for 
either party to it. 



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ml'.' VAEIETY DAILY BULLETIN 






THE COMICAL SIDE 



THE INQUIRING REPQRTEB 

Every Day He Asks Five Persons, 

Picked at Kandom, a Question 

(With oiHlooiei to 8. Jay Kaufman ana 

£* X „*V\ 'Evening Gfooe.") 

Tuesday's Question*. 
WILLIAM HAXLIGAN. tie author of 
"Louder and Funnier" and "Frlenda In 
a Telephone Booth," when Interrogated 
or the inquisitive scribe aald: "'Keep 
Tour Heed Down and Let the Club Co 
the Work 1 . I read all about Louie 
Mann's collar and I have oome to the 
conclusion that McGraw could* strengthen - 
his club wonderfully by Inducing some 

Of bis players to jump to the 'Fidelity 
League'. Furthermore Jay Gould in- 
forms me the Actors' Equity can't exist 
as the N. V. A. has the only charter 
from the managers covering all amuse- 
ments and they have affiliated with the 
Fidelity. I'm lay In' 8 to 5 Frlsch keeps 
Larry Doyle on the bench tor the bal- 
ance of the season." 

HARRY COOPER, the nosey actor, was 

cornered by the nosey reporter and after 
sticking up the scribe for an ad for a 
■Attn "School," replied: "I have Just re- 
' turned from the country and I am happy 
to report that Flelschmanns' In the Cats- 
•ilia Is 100% 'kosher*. I would like to 

Slnto this matter further but I have a 
to at Jefferson. Market Court to ball 
out a couple frlenda of mine and I don't 
want to be late." 

{ JTR1ID HILLEBRAND, late of "Take 
-It From Me," when asked what fee 
2 -bought of the strike, dragged the pencil 
i&jusher into a piano room and cooed the 
^following to the air of "Pal of Mine": 
c "All my seats are empty 




Since you went away. 



■ 

The receipts don't seem the same 
"V'f.v how 

Just as the season started 

On Its old time way. 
, Ton told as that no longer yon could 

%---'-■ CHORUs! 

Oh, bow I need those former atari of 

mine. 
Oh, how I'd tore to see them back In line, 
X. and B. are stalling, Jake and Lee are 
bawling, 
Ity is calling 'please be pals of 
, mine'/' 

""JOHNNY BTANLET from bis suite at 
the Hotel Blltmore gave out the following 
statement to the waiting reporters: '1 
must say that this is the most serious 
strike that I have ever been mixed up 
with. Tbe peculiar, part or It Is that I 
started it and not tbe A. B. A. as re- 
ported. I and I alone started this thing 
some years ago as Billy La Hill. Mark 
Aarons and other theatricals oracles can 
tell you. I am glad Mr. Wilson and Mr. 
'Gompers have decided that I bad the 
right idea and I am sorry" that I can't 
give you a more lengthy interview at 

S resent aa I understand that Harry Casey 
i on his liquor again and I want to 
consult him right away." 

M'. WALTER BROWER, the celebrated 
_ Kentucky tea taster, had this to say of 
the current situation : "People keep 
asking me the secret of my immaculate 
wpearnnce following a njgbt of de- 
"bauchery and Ucentltlousness and I 
answer that I come from a State that 
ieachee its mals member to carry their 

J, • liquor like a gentleman, yes, sab. It's 
la mattah of honah with we desclples of 
I Bourbon that we shell nevah appeah 
gtloverburdened, and rather than carrah 
■any liquor in a manner unbecoming to 
> ... the best practises and traditions of my 
,, J:'\i Illustrious birth place, I J refer to con- 
M$" some it Yes. sab." 

M^ •■-. . 

|| V THE STRIKE IN CHICAGO. 

Si } Chicago, Aug. 27. 

J. J. Rosenthal has placed in the 
lobby of the Woods Theatre a huge 
placard, enlargement of a telegram 
received yesterday from A. H. Woods, 
in which Mr. Woods assures Mr. Ros- 
enthal and Chicago generally that he 
;%fd|« "jwith the managers in their fight, 
and will stick with them to the finish. 
This sets at rest all ■ rumors coming 
H' -from New York Mr. Woods had been 
^contemplating a separate peace with 
fethe Equity Association. SS 

i'|i|:, /All the principals in the hearings 
^before Master-in-Chancery Sigmund 
•S Zeisler left Chicago today for New 
C'York, There the hearings will be con- 
tinued. 
v The striking actors' presentation of 
The Gentleman from Mississippi" to 
have shown in various cities as a bene- 
fit for the A. E. A., has been called off 
. : by actors' temperament. Hazel Dawn 
and Tom Wise are said to have come 




"MARGIE" ON THE STRIKE. 
by 

SAVOY AND B REN NAN. 

"Don't talk, Margie, don't talk, you 
get yourself in bad'with some of the 
smartest people at Wolpins." 

"I will, too." i 

'You don't know what the strike is 
all about" 

"I do so. The girls want bigger 
shoes." 

"Not bigger shoes, they want the 
managers to buy their shoes and don't 
you think they are r.ight?" 

"No, after this is over all girls with 
bad hounds will want tbe managers to 
supply them With dog blankets. 

"Don't talk, why yon don't know 
who started the strike." 

"I do so.' It was Ed Wynn. He 
wanted Frank Tinney in all of his 
scenes." 

"Don't talk, you're all excited." 

"I'm not. The stage is an art, not 
a trade. I know a girl who married a 
millionaire and had everything that 
her heart desired and she left him and 
came back to the stage. You never 
heard of a bricklayer who came into a 
million who wanted to go back to his 
trade." 

"Oh, don't talk, your nerves are 
gone." 

"What's the use in having nerves if 
you can't use them. Look at the 
painters, they only want to work five 
days, one day less than God, he worked 
six" 

"Don't talk, what do you want to 
mix up in this thing for?" 

"It was Marie Dressler's fault. She 
said the chorus girls of today had no 
brains, and if they had brains they 
wouldn't be in the chorus." 

"Well, suppose she did, don't talk." 

"I will, to put over some of the prin- 
ciples of today it not only takes 
brains, it takes talent." 

"I suppose if this strike keeps up a 
few more weeks you'll go to Saratoga." 

"If they keep me out of work a few 
more weeks I'm going to a sani- 
tarium." 

"Yes, but Sime says the actors are 
in the right."" 

i "Yes, but do you remember what 
Sime said about "Words and Music." 

'Yes, don't talk." 

"I will. I learned from Ned Wayburn 
in ten weeks more than I could from 
Neil O'Brien in ten years. What's the 
use of being on N. V. A. if you can't 
have your say?" 

"Well, what do you think the actors 
ought to do?" ' 

"I think they should have some well- 
known woman whom the managers all 
, love to go to the Producing Managers' 
Association and state their case. 
Some Cool, Calm, Collected Woman." 

"Who, for instance?" 

"Frances White." 

to words during the first rehearsal at 
the Masonic Temple, and after the re- 
hearsal Wise announced the play would 
not be presented. 

"On the Hiring Line," George C. Ty- 
ler's piece, which was to have opened 
at the Blackstone Monday, is still in 
the air. the production in a baggage 
car and Tyler in a huff. 

Walter Hast will take the No. 1 
"Scandal" company (with Charles 
Cherry and Francine Larrimore in the 
leads) to New York tomorrow. Hast 
says the show will open an engage- 
ment at the 39th Street a week from 
tomorrow night, under special dispen- 
sation of the A. E. A. 

The picture operators have ap- 
pointed an executive board to call a 
strike should bne be empowered by the 
international officers. It was decided 
also to assess each member of the 
Union a dollar a week to provide finan- 
cial aid for the affiliated unions now 
on strike. 

Strike headquarters announces that 
1,000 new members have joined the 
Equity in Chicago since the strike be- 
gan. 



TODAY'S QUESTIONS. 

(Wot by any Member of Variety's Staff.) 
BOYDEN SPARKS, of tbe city staff of 
tbe Tribune, when asked for an opinion 
on the strike, said: "I've got a cracked 
lip. No, I'm no relation to Ned Bparkes. 
Thst gentleman took the wrong methods 
when be dealt with the boy from Cham- 
berlain Brown's office. Instead of throt- 
tling aim be should have given him candy, 
as that is the best way to treat little boys. 
What I really want to know is why Miss 
Leonora Ulrlo insists on talking In char- 
acter when she makes statements to the 
Actors' Fidelity League." 

FRANK POPE), of the Journal of Com- 
merce, was next approached by the Nosey 
Reporter, and said: " I understand that 
Johnnie O'Connor passed away at 18:46 
p. m. and became J. James O'Connor, 
Journalist. He has Just purchased a pair 
of large sized gold rimmed spectacles and 
a wrist watch. Driving up Broadway 
all day today saluting his frlenda in a 
lordly manner. The nefarious attempt of 
the Managers' Publicity Department to 
cause the death of the strike by acute 
alcoholism will fail." 

TOMMY OLIPHANT, of the Evening 
Mall, was the next victim of the Nosey 
Reporter: "Tbe only thins; about the 
strike that troubles me is the high cost 
of fig pudding. It has raised 5 cento in 
price in tbe last two days at Walllck's, 
. and their brandy sauce is a snare and a 
delusion. I regret I can't afford to eat 
It every day at the Clarldge, as I under- 
stand the price is much higher and the 
portion much smaller. I make this state- 
ment la tbe hope that it wUl get to the 
attention of the Federal authorities, 
thereby I would have my revenge. The 
cigarette girl at the Clarldge la a pretty 
brunet" 

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KELCET ALLEN, dramatic editor of 
Women's Wear, aald to the Nosey Re- 
porter: "My dear young man, I dis- 
covered this young woman when she waa 
a babe In arms. What's the Idea? Lay 
off this stuff. If you wait until I get 
up to tbe office I'll come down with some 
of my funny sayings and read them. Say 
listen, young fellow, I want a drink. I 
have bad enough of this fool business. 
Which way Is tbe ice-box? I'll way- 
lay the stenographer if she puts this in. 
You may put this down, for after this 
fight Is over there won't be much use for 
cockroach poison." 



Johnnie O'Connor writing aa article tor 
"Smart Set" and donating the space money 
to tbe Knights of Columbus. 

Johnnie O'Connor losing a bet with WUl Page 
and being nearly compelled to wear i 
for a whole week. 



RAILROAD STRIKE SPREADS. 

Los Angeles, Aug. 27. 

The transportation strike which has 
• tied up all means of travel excepting 
by auto has spread so that it now in- 
cludes California, Nevada and Arizona. 
Vaudeville acts minus their scenery 
are being rushed from Oakland and 
San Francisco by means of auto trucks 
to fill in shows the acts for which have 
been marooned through the railroads 
being tied up. All the theatres, how- 
ever, are playing to capacity business 
despite the fact that there are no street 
cars running after eight at night Jit- 
ney bus traffic, which was banned at 
the last election, has sprung up again, 
and is doing a tremendous business. 

The new acts for the Orpheum and 
Pantages houses were left in the midst 
of the Mojave Desert when the train 
crews on the Sante Fe left their sta- 
tions, and the managers rushed auto 
transportation to Needles and Bars- 
town to bring them here. 

There are about ten thousand films 
tied up here without means of shipping 
them east. 

MANAGERS UP IN THE AIR. 

(Continued from page lOf. " 
Nothing new came out in Chicago 
yesterday. A. H. Woods wired a denial 
there that he had any intention of 
leaving the Managers' Association. / 
The excitement mostly seemed to 
centre yesterday around Cohan and the I 
Fidelity. The Samuel Gompers' speech 
of the day before sent echoes up and ; 
down Broadway, and Gompers sup- , 
plemented it with an oral statement to 
newspaper men. 

No unusual excitement cropped up 
last night, with Broadway quiet, as was 
45th street, where are located tbe 
strike headquarters of the A. E. A 



OFFICIAL STATEMENTS. 

By GRANT STEWART. 
"It is pointed out clearly by our law- 
yers that the case before Judge Hen- 
drick was not decided "on the merits 
of the case," therefore the opinion of 
Judge Hendrick was based merely 
upon the managers' "affidavits. Pend- 
the presentation of our side of the 
matter in addition to the opinions in 
our favor of Samuel Untermyer and 
Counsellor Merrit Lane, the follow- 
ing is of interest: "Any man or 
group of men who denies to any man 
or group of men the constitutional 
rights of a citizen automatically ren- 
ders void and non-existent any agree- 
ment or contract that may have been 
entered upon at a time- when such con- 
stitutional right was not denied." 
(Frisbee on Contracts, VaL VIII, page 
192.) * 

"With regard to the opening of For- 
tunato Gallo's show at the Shuberts', 
it is just as well that the facts be 
clearly stated. Mr. Gallo leased the 
theatre from the Messrs. Shubert be- 
fore the present trouble started, and 
by his contract the Shuberts will re- . 
ceive their money whether the play ' 
be given or not. - Mr. Gallo is not a 
member of the Producing Managers' 
Association, and never will be. He 
has in every way complied with the 
requirements of the Actors' Equity 
Association. To close up Mr. Gallo's 
attraction would not affect the Shu- 
berts in any way, and would only hurt 
• a good friend of the Actors' Equity 
Association. 

The P. M. A. persists in prolonging 
the strike apparently regardless of the 
I bill of indemnities which is steadily 
i piling up against them." „, 

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Four new Actors' Equity shows will open 
In New York and Brooklyn next Monday night 
under the national profit-sharing production 
plans of the striking actors. Chief among 
these is the "Equity Revue," a musical show 
on the scale of the late lamented "Follies" 
and "Gaieties," which will be produced at tbe 
Second Avenue Theatre, 86 Eocond avenue, with 
a chorus of BO specially selected beauties from 
noted choruses which are now on strike. 

The dramatic feature of the Equity's pro- 
duction program this week is at the Lexington 
Theatre, where Lionel Barrymore' will appear 
in the last act of "The Copperhead," This 
play Is known aa one of the most successful 
dramas of the last season. Other stars of 
tbe Lexington Theatre program are Johnny 
Dooley and Yvette Rugel. the Equity Minstrels 
—an act made up of well known monologists— 
Adele Rowland, Fred Hlllebrand, who Is an- 
nounced aa a new Equity discovery; Gertrude 
Variderbllt, Gladys Rice, Ray Raymond, Ade- 
laide and Hughes and Watson Sisters. 

"The Equity Revue" at the Second Avenue 
Theatre will be headed by Roger Gray, a 
musical comedy star. Jimmy Barton, whose 
phenomenal hit at the Lexington was the sen- 
sation of last week's program, will play tbe 
comedy part In the new musical. Billy Kent, 
Nice and DeHaven and Arthur Brackley will 
be among those In tbe cast 

The Second avenue ehow is now In re- 
hearsal secretly. Richard Gordon was ap- 
pointed manager by Colonel Earls Booth, of 
the Equity Entertainment Committee. 

Moat of this week's Lexington Theatre pro- 
gram, Including Equity Dancers, Frank Fay, 
Marie Nordstrom, John Steele and Maris 
Dressler's chorus, will go to tbe Brooklyn 
Academy of Music tomorrow night 

A show based on the original gala perform- 
ance program which opened at the Lexington 
Theatre a fortnight ago will open at the 
Thomashefsky Theatre, Second avenue and 
Houston street, Monday. At this boeae a pre- 
cedent will be set by establishing regular $2 
prices. 

The following stars will appear on the Equity 
program in the Auditorium, Chicago: Joseph 
Santley, Ohio Sale, Pearl White and Frank 
Fay, Van and Schenck, W. C. Fields. Blanche 
Ring and Charles Winnlngsr, sad Duncan 
Sisters. 

/ W. A. BRADY. 

The meeting of the National Association of 
the Motion Picture Industry of August 6, re- 
ferred to in Variety yesterday, was not sug- 
gested by me. It was suggested by two of 
the most powerful men in the motion picture 
business, Adolph Zukor and William Fox. 
When Mr. Zukor and Mr. Fox requested that 
a meeting be called, I felt It no lees than my 
duty as president of the association to heed 
their request and call one. I refused to preside 
at the meeting. I refused to vote on tbe matter 
under discussion, feeling that It was meet 
certainly not within my province to bring my 
personal affair or any In which I happened to 
be interested In either a personal or business 
way into a meeting of the association of which 
I have tbe honor to be president The meeting 
was presided over by Mr. Persy Waters. 



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COHAN TAKES CHARGE OF, A. F. L 
AMIDST ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD 




Reads New Form of Contract Approved of by Managers' Asso- 
ciation. Contract Corrects Many Existing Evils For 
Legit Artists. President Turns $100,000, Refused by 
A. F. L., Over to Actors' Fund. Says Cohan & 
Harris WUI Not Dissolve. 



Last night's meeting of the Actors' 
Fidelity League at the Biltmore Hotel 
was' fraught with tense expectancy of 
the actual induction of George M. 
Cohan as president of the actors' new 
organization. 

Mr. Cohan came from a history-; 
making managers' meeting when he 
resigned from the P. ~ Mv A- and -a f 
rather solemn ceremony. He had told | 
the A. F. L. that he wanted to come 
to the new league, with/ "clean hands," 
which was why he delayed taking) 
office until last night - — H 

Mrs. Fiske entered with other offi- 
cials at 8:30, getting applause for three 
minutes. The speakers announced 
were Mr. Cohan, Mrs. Fiske, William 
Collier and Louis Mann. ' — -~, 

A report on membership committee' 
was read by Alan Dinehart Conclusions 
are that any member having had one; 
season— 26 weeks of singing, dancing, 
speaking, pantomine, collectively or in- 
dividually, are eligible to membership,, 
but that the 26 weeks need not be 
consecutive. The color question arose,; 
Mann replying that the committee; 
\ ruled any person who performed, re-; 
gardless of color, was eligible. The 
report was adopted. ^_> 

William Collier gave a report on 
the financial status of the league. 
Collier said nothing much has hap- 
pened to actors in the way of finance 
which brought laughter. But "I put 
$2,500 in the bank .today, and have 
$1,145 on hand." This is all dues, mak- 
ing a total of $3,645— all in dues. j 

The good news Collier had to report 
from Tuesday's meeting was that 
George M. Cohan Would positively 
appear and take the gravel. 

David Warfield asked if "Cohan 
woild take the gravel away from 
Loir;*" (Mann), which lead to laugh- 
getting repartee. 

Mr. Mann said the matter of lay 
membership would not be taken up 
until later, as the main business of 
the League was to "get the curtain up." 
This was in answer to an offer from 
a business man to buy a lay member- 
ship for $2,500. Mr. Mann's words 
were a refusal of that offer. 

Florence Nash made a spirited pro- 
test over an editorial published in the 
"Globe" and offered a resolution that 
the board of directors deliberate upon 
a reply signed by all the prominent 
names in the A. F. L. Mr. Collier 
asked that Miss Nash frame her own 
resolution and the reply would be sent 
the "Globe" officially by the organiza- 
tion. Mr. Collier asked the size of 
membership lists be announced. Ar- 
thur Ashley stated positive figures 
were not compiled but with yester- 
day's applications the number of mem- 
bers was over 1,900. 

Ianet Beecher read an editorial from 
the "Times" on 'lEquity and the Con- 
tracts." 

At this moment Mr. Cohan entered 
the densely packed room with Denis j 
O'Brien, his personal attorney. Cheers ' 
and hand clapping continued minute j 
after minute, fresh cheers bursting 
forth every so often. Cohan appeared 
bewildered and .a bit embarrassed by 
the remarkable demonstration. After ! 
six minutes, Cohan raised his hand, but 
another three cheers came at War- 
field's call to the assemblage. 

Cohan's first words were: "I hope 
that the gentlemen of the press will 
note that Cohan received his usual 
reception." (Laughter.) "I want you 
to know that I have come to you as 



mam 

an actor, not a manager, for I have . 
resigned from the Producing Man-] 
agers' Association. I want you to ! 
guide me while I guide you.' We must i 
have -friendly resolutions with our j 
managers and associates. We don't 
want a weapon over us. We want 
the theatre. 



"I have here the salient points, of a 
new contract which I am to present 
to you tonight. Before I left the P. 
M. A. room, this afternoon, I was given 
full power to get you whatever you 
asked for within reason. — — 

'The managers agreed to let me 
say for them that eight performances 
shall constitute a week. Pro rata 
salary for additional performances. 
Dramatic shows shall rehearse four 
weeks — for additional rehearsals ar- 
tists shall receive full salaries. Musical 
shows shall rehearse five weeks and 
full salaries will tie paid them there- 
after. That includes chorus. 

"All wigs, costumes, stockings and 
shoes shall be furnished by the man- 
ager. In dramatic shows all gowns 
are to be paid for by the manager. 

'That salaries shall be paid no later 
than Saturday night. If a show shall 
be rehearsed less than' 10 days and 
abandoned, players shall secure a 
week's salary. 

"All disputes are to be settled by 
arbitration— one arbiter from each side 
and if, after three days they cannot 
agree, a non-professional shall be se- 
lected to decide and his decision shall 
be hnal and both sides must agree 
not to enter into litigation regardless 
of the decision. 

"The Producing Manager's Associar 
tion stands back of all contracts of 
its members and stands ready to see 
that all conditions are borne out. 

"Regarding weeks before Christmas 
and Holy Week, wherever pos- 
sible, those weeks will be booked 
this season and full salaries will 
be paid. Next season full salaries 
are to be paid for weeks before Christ- 
mas and Holy Week, whether the show 
plays or lays off. 

"Let me tell you not to have the 
Actors' Equity Association say they: 
are responsible for this. I am respon- 
sible for this" (great applause). 

It was in respects like the contract 
which Mr. Cohan" had privately ar- 
ranged just before the final split in 
relations between A. E. A and P. M. 
A. at their last meeting. He was never 
:able to submit the plan. That was 
largely through the attitude of the A. 
£. A. delegates. 

Cheers again came when Mr. Cohan 
arose to say that they should dispense 
with cheers but to go at things with 
pep, like true Americans, bang, bang, 
bang. Collier arose and laughter was 
general when he said: "You see what 
a fine reception Cohan wouldn't let 
me have (meaning that no cheers 
should be made). That's his first word 
as an actor. I am not going to make 
a long speech. I leave it to Louis 
Mann. Let us keep out of the courts." 

Mann 'started and got stuck, when 
Collier brought another laugh by say- 
ing: "That is the shortest speech 
Louis ever made." — - ■ 

Mann asked for suggestions and 
someone called out, "Get together with 
the Equity." A murmur ran through 
the room. Cohan jumped to his feet 
and said: "Get together with no- 
body. We have formed to bring the 
theatre back to where it belongs. I 
have not resigned from the firm of 



THE STRIKE SITUATION 



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IN NEW YORK 

SHOWS CLOSED 



"The Hoyal Vagabond" (Cohan ft 
Harris), Cohan and Harris. 

"Listen Lester" (John Cort), Knick- 
erbocker. 

"Chn Chin Chow" (Comstock & 
• Geat), Century.. 

"Midnight 'Whirl" (Morris Geat). 
Century Roof. 

"Oh, What a Gin" (Shubert), Shu- 
bert. ' ■■*► . 

"The Five Million" (Comstock ft 
Gest), Lyric. 

"The Crimson Alibi" (Geo. Broad- 
hurst), Broad hurst. 

"A Voice in the Dark" (A. H. 
Woods), Republic. 

•"Nightie. Night" (Adolph Klauber), 
Princess 

«Llghtntn>'» (Smoth ft Golden), Gai- 
ety. 

"She's a Good Fellow" (Chas. DU- 
lngnam), Globe. 

"Monte outo, Jr.," (Shubert), Winter 

Garden. 
/"Scandals of 1»19" (George White), 
Liberty. 



"A Lonely Romeo" (Lew Fields), 

Casino. 
"Gaieties ef lBiir (Shubert), 44th. 
, Street 
— "The Better »OIe» (Chas. Coburn), 

Booth. 
"» Bast" (Shubert- Rachel Croth- 

ers), Maxine Elliott. 
"Follies" (Flo. Zlegfeld), Amster- 
dam. 
•"A Regular Fellow" (C. E. Cook), 

Cort. 
•"Adam and Eve" (Comstock ft 

Gest), Longacre. 
•"She Would and She Did" (W. A 

Brady), "Vanderbllt. 
Mne O'clock and Midnight Rsvae 

(Zlegfeld), Amsterdam Roof. 
"Those Who Walk In Darkness" 

(Shubert), 48th Street £«• 

"Too Many Haabaada" (A. H. 

Woods), Hudson. 
"La La Lucille" (Alfred E. Aarons), 

Henry Miller. 
•Thur»t on, Globe. .-.,.' 



"Nightie Night," "A Regular Fellow/* "She Would and She Did." •JTeev 
Many Husbands," "Adam and Eve," Thurston, announced premieres' iiaos 
strike started; could not open. 

SHOWSOPEN. ,' 

"At 9i4S" (W. A. Brady), Playhouse. . ■ 

EXEMPT SHOWS. ' 

"John Ferguson" (Theatre Guild), Be^ftt^ Perfomasiea_ by Actors' 

Fulton. Equity Association, Lexington 

"Greenwich VUlage Follies" (AL Ave^ Theatre.^ . iAjdd ' 
JoneB), Greenwich Village. / "Happy Days," Hippodrome, 

REOPENED WITH PICTURES. 

44th Street "Evangeline" And '. ■'. Ctastrtil, "Checkers." - 

..''Kathleen ; M*vournesa.! , .. Lyric, "Deliverance." 



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"Cappy RJeta^_(Morosco^,_Cort 

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vailD/ iMezauar- ^j»viv>vvj| ^*ey *• 

"Prince There Was" (Cohan ft Har- 
—ud. 



ris), Cohan's Grani. 
"Up In Mabel's Room." 

Woods), Woods. _i _ . '■ :-. 
"Angel Face" (Geo. W. Ledsrer), 

Colonial. 



"Honeymoon Town" (J. I* BlMOh* 
ard), LaSalle. ; /.; •.« •; -^ 

"Scandal" (Walter Hut), Garrlek. 

"Sunshine" (Johnstone A Shaw), 
Studebaker. . ' 

"Passing Show" (Shubert). Palace, ; 



-u- — ssfe 

Cohan & Harris. I have contract*! 
which run over five years. I am going ; 
to make good on those contracts. If 
don't think I'll ever produce again; 
and I don't feel like ever acting 
again. I am going to keep my 
contracts, and that includes those, 
with artists. After they are fulfilled.; 
I will be ready to retire, go to Great- 
Neck or even back to Providence. 

"I want you to take that $100,000. 
I think it was a great thine when this 
society refused that $100,000. But I 
want you to take it and if you don't 
want to use it, let's give it to the 
Actors' Fund. And when that $100,000 
is' used, 111 give another hundred thou- 
sand, and another hundred and another 
hundred— until we are back to the 
theatre. That's the kind of a guy 
lam." ,\ 

Cohan talked with intense feeling 
and bitterly resented the reported 
charge from the other side that he 
was a managers' representative. Then 
Collier said: "I don't know what you 
are going to do with this, but here is 
Mr. Cohan's check for $100,000." ^^. 

Mann started suggesting about pho- 
tographing it when Cohan said he sug- 
gested Collier get the check back. 
Mann wanted it framed and hung in 
the A. F. L. permanent club rqoms. 
Cohan arose and said: "You'd better! 
send it to the Actors' Fund, because 
if you don't, I'll send another check 
to the fund in the morning for $100,000 ■ 
in the name of this organization." 

A resolution that the check be sent; 
to the fund was then passed- ("Much 
fun ran through the meeting 'with 
Collier's good natured " raillery at 
Mann's propensity to speech 'making 
and "suggesting." Mann talked of a 
great benefit to be given to show the 
great names already associated with 
the A. F. L. 

Frances Starr sent a check for $100 
as a life membership, Collier reading 
her note of application. 

Florence Nash arose again to sug- 



gest that. actors can join the league: 

without the $5 fee at once— that the 
A. F. L. will trust them, 

Mr. Cohan said : "that is right, Miss 
Nash. If a lot of little fellows haven't 
the $5. I know a lot of managers who 
haven t got $5 tonight, either.'V ^ 

Miss Nash replied : "Well, then, let 
us let the little fellows know that we 
will take him in, even if they cannot 
afford the dues just now." 

It was explained that all were wel- 
come to membership whether they had 
the dues or not 

George White wag called on to tell 
how he was treated by the A. E. A.; 
which he did. He told of how tb. 
Equity tried to pin him down. Said 
he wasn't in favor of joining with la- 
bor. That an actor's ability was, his. 
best protection, for the public won't 
accept a rotten actor. He then gave 
his opinion of the difference between 
actors and trades unionists. He went 
into .details as to how his show was 
stopped on a Saturday night When a. 
$3,000 house was in— which sum took 
him "off the nut" for the week. White 
declared the strike was called in an 
underhand fashion. White was inter- 
rupted by Percy O'Malley Jennings 
(an A. E. A. member]), who demanded 
to know why he paid the musicians 
ard not some of the A. E. A. people 
who walked out. The man cried out, 
"Because they are affiliated with the 
American Federation of Labor." 

White replied: "Because the musi- 
cinns and stage hands are hard-work- 
ing men. They are laborers. And it 
was not they who called the strike, but 
the Actors' Equity Association." 

Adjournment was taken until Sat- 
urday night at the Biltmore. : . 

Following the meeting. Frank Bacon 
("Lightnin"'), who had attended it. 
said that he was with the Actors' 
Equity in this strike and would stick 
to the A. E. A., sink or swim. During 
the day a, report had spread. Mr. Bacon 
intended joining the A. F. L. 



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VARIETY DAILY BULLETIN 




PRODUCING MANAGERS IN TEARS 
AS COHAN LEAVES ASSOCIATES 



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Resignation From P. M. A. Put in by George M. Cohan Yes- 
terday. Denial It Will Have Any Effect on Cohan & 
Harris as Firm. Cohan Goes Before Actors' 
Fidelity Association, as Its Presi- 
dent, as an Actor. 

•'"■' Y Cohan said that he would have his 

whole say at last night's- meeting of 
the A. F. L. *£~ 

Mr. Cohan's resignation to tie Managers' 
Association read: 

Aug. 27, 1919. 
Secretary Producing Managers' Association, 
Dear Sir: 

Kindly accept my resignation from the 
Producing Managers' Association. My only 
reason ts that tonight I am accepting the 
office of president of the Actors' Fidelity 
League and think It la best for all concerned 
that I do not attempt to carry water on both 
shoulders. 

With all good wishes to your organization 
of which I am proud to have been a 



The, principal moves in the strike 

situation at the meeting yesterday af- 

_ tcrnoon of the Producing Managers' 

H^v Association were the completion of 

"^he-contract which the managers offer 

the acting profession at large and the 

. Actors' Fidelity League in particular 

Hand the resignation of George M. 

|KCdhan as a member of the P. M. A.__( 

J|§7:'.'The ^meeting was in -session until 

long after six o'clock. It was stated' 

?by those who left the session after] bar K only tor a short time believe me 
h«Fi . . . ........ Sincerely Yours, 

Cohan s resignation that it was one; 



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of the most dramatic moments in the . 

.history of the strike. Cohan also dur- 
ing the afternoon insisted, that the 

, Ai F. L. accept the $100/100 which hej 

offered the organization, but the A. F. 

yL.in turn again refused to accept it 

And a compromise was affected by the' 
turning over of the sum to the Actors' 

JfanoV ■■;■' • ■ ' -— 

' The meeting was called at the usual 
hour, 3 P. M., practically all of the 
managers being present and the busi- 
ness of the C9ntract was discussed at 
length. The managers agreed that 
jfjl§]»iy • will give the actors full salary 

p .after four weeks of rehearsal in dra- 

_^raatic productions, and five weeks in 
musical productions. Eight perform- 



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ances are to constitute a week and all 
additional performances, no matter if 
they are played in what heretofore 
i|j! was known as "Sunday territory," are 
Ip'tobe played pro-rata. ' 1 

^;Af ter the details of the contract had \ 
been worked out there came the busi- 
- ; ness of George M. Cohan resigning as 
*1i|: ■■member of the P. M. A. Every onej 
of the managers present was against; 

t is doing so, but without avail. He 
a ad made up his mind to leave them ' 
;p<?7fox,the cause of the actor and he was 
limping to do that very thing, irregard- ■ 
Wmij$ t -of what their feelings in the mat- 
er. He sat down and wrote put his 
resignation and during those minutes 
f while his pen was scratching there; 
fflgjwre those very "tears and fears" that/ 
ihe wrote into his letter to the A. F. LJ 
only a few nights ago. A lot of them 
had the tears in their eyes as they 

came from the meeting. j 

A. L. Erlanger was not at the meet- 
ing, but as soon as he was informed 
;-as to what had taken place he rushed 
oyer from the Amsterdam with Flo 
^Ziegfeld, and they got Cohan into a 
Hvfcorteer, the three being closeted for 
liHabout half an hour. 
M The open subject of discussion be- 
P^ tween the managers after the meeting 
Wj Was what effect the resignation of 
. :. Cohan from the P. M. A. would have 
■ on the future of the Cohan & Harris 
H ■ fii;m. The angle advanced was that 
Cohan had said at the A. F. L. meet- 
ing Monday night that when he came 
Ijjj&ytfvthat body as president or as a mem- 
ber he was not coming as George M. 
V". Cohan the producer, but as George M. 
•%;;■. Cohan the actor. 

Taking this stand, many argued that 
■V it would mean that Cohan & Harris 
as a firm might cease to exist. This, 
:'■/ however, was denied last night by Sam 
H. Harris,, who stated that if George 
M. Cohan had any such idea in his 
head he had not mentioned it. Mr. 



(Signed) Qto. M. Oohan. 

WALK OUT ON "LESTER." 

(Reprinted from weekly edition of Variety) 
Atlantic City, Aug. 27. 

John Cort, himself, his own execu- 
tive staff and members of the Apollo 
Theatre management set the scenery 
last night for "Listen Lester," when 
the stage hands walked out. 

The members of Local No. 77, 1. A. T. 
S. E., placed a story in local papers 
this morning claiming the friendliest 
desires toward the managements of. 
the local theatres. Hence this walk- 
out was more a matter of orders than 
of sentiment and followed the depar- 
ture of the union orchestra Monday 
night, 

The trouble started when "Listen 
Lester" arrived minus the "extras" from 
the New York union and also minus 
its own scenery— only a few props 
getting here. • 

An injunction obtained Sunday* 
failed to hold the men over tonight 
and their walkout occurred just as the 
evening's performance was called. 

At the Globe and Keith houses there 
appears to be an immediate effect of 
the situation as they are playing 
vaudeville. 




FIDELITY AND CHORUS GIRLS. 

Just how the Actors' Fidelity League 
will place the chorus girls aligned with 
it has not yet been settled. 

The A. E. A. has a separate auxiliary 
for the chorus girls who are members. 

The question/with the Fidelity seems 
to be how to give the choristers direct 
representation in the parent body. 
This may be accomplished through a 
comparative vote for the choristers as 
against the total membership, or their 
vote may be represented by a com- 
mittee especially appointed for the 
choristers and to be permanent. It 
appears to be the intention of the 
Fidelity to give its chorus members 
full voice at all meetings. 



IDEN PAYNE JOINS A. E. A. ' 

B. Iden Payne, general stage man- 
ager for .Chas. Frohman, Inc.,' joined 
the Equity yesterday, and issued an 
announcement through the Equity 
press bureau that "he would use no 
strike breakers in the cast of any play 
he produced hereafter." 



MANAGERS' PROPOSED CONTRACT. 

The following was issued last night : 

The Producing Managers' Associa- 
tion hereby authorizes Mr. Geo. M. 
Cohan to convey to the Actors' Fidel- 
ity League the following revisions of 
future contract between actor and 
manager: 

That eight performances shall con- 
stitute a week. Additional -perform- 
ances to be paid for on a basis of one- 
■ eighth salary. 

That dramatic companies shall re- 
hearse four weeks. For additional re- 
hearsals the artist shall receive full 
salary. \ 

That musical companies shall re- 
hearse five weeks. For additional re- 
hearsals the artist shall receive full 
salary. 
| That all costumes, wigs, shoes and 
i stockings shall be furnished the chorus 
by the manager. 

That in both dramatic and musical 
companies all artists' gowns shall be 
i furnished by the manager. 

That salaries be paid on Saturday 
night. ' 

That if a play be rehearsed less than 
j ten days and abandoned by the man- 
| ager, the manager shall pay actor one 
weeks salary. 

That if an actor be re-engaged for 
i a part he shall not be subject to the 
ten-day probationary clause. 

That in case of dispute or claim of 
contract violation, the dispute or claim 
shall be submitted to arbitration. The 
manager shall choose one arbitrator 
and the artist a second. If within 
' three days these arbitrators shall not 
agree, then within that time they shall 
choose a third, a person not in the 
theatrical profession. The decision of 
a majority of said arbitrators shall be 
binding and no suits shall be brought 
after the arbi tors' award has been 
made in writing. 

The Producing ' Managers' Associa- 
tion stands back of all contracts made 
by its members and will bring all its 
influence to bear to see that its mem- 
bers shall live up fully to all contrac- 
tual relations with artists. 

The Producing Managers' Associa- 
tion seeks to do its full share in estab- 
lishing in the future the validity of in- 
dividual contract 

As to the week before Christmas and 
Holy Week, the managers find that so 
many routes have already been booked 
in . which • these weeks ' have been 
omitted that it is impossible to make 
general agreement as to this. How- 
ever, wherever possible these weeks 
will be booked and full salary paid. 

Beginning next season full salaries 
will be paid all companies the week 
before Christmas and Holy Week. 

MISS BARRYMORE NOT CALLED. 

The company to play the new Froh- 
man, nlc, piece in which Ethel Barry- 
more is to star, was called for the 
reading of the script yesterday at the 
Empire. All responded with the ex- 
ception of Miss Barrymore. She was 
not called, as is customary with the 
star of a play, in the preliminary stages 
of rehearsing. 

Miss Barrymore may receive a call 
to attend the rehearsals early next 
week. 

The title of the play has not been 
divulged as yet by the Frohman office. 



EQUITY'S 2nd AVE. 

The Equity added another theatre 
to its list yesterday, taking over 
Kessler's Second Avenue, which they 
will open Labor Day night with a 
musical revue. 

Kessler's is located at 35 Second av- 
enue, and has been conducted hereto- 
fore as a Yiddish theatre. An admis- 
sion scale of $2 top will prevail. 



EQUITY BUTTON. 

The Actors' Equity now has an offi- 
cial button, which made its initial ap- 
pearance yesterday. 

The button is about the size of a 
quarter, blue field with the letters A. 
E. A. in white. 

Only members of the A. E.. A, pre- 
senting a paid up card can secure a 
button. 



CENTRAL MANAGERS DENY. 

York, Pa., Aug. 27. 
D. Appell, secretary of the Central 
Managers' Association, denies that at 
any meeting of the Association was 
there any endorsement by the Central 
Managers of the Producing Managers' 
Association's stand in the strike. 



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JUDGE SIGNS ORDERS. 

The formal signing of restraining 
orders on the injunctions prayed for 
against Francis Wilson as president 
of the Actors' Equity Association and 
members, was made yesterday in Spe- 
cial Part, Term 1, of the Supreme 
Court by Justice Hendrick. The de- 
cision given was virtually (he same as 
the opinion printed in Tuesday's edi- 
tion of Variety's Daily Bulletin. 

The decision held that the actors 
had a perfect right to combine and 
agree not to work for any manager 
who did not recognize their associa- 
tion. But that that applied for future 
contracts, and since subsisting con- 
tracts had been breached "the courts 
will enjoin such actor who has violated 
his contract from appearing in other 
employment." 

The court held the Actors' Equity 
Association to be a third party to the 
contracts at issue. It said in answer 
to the claim of the defendants' counsel 
that the managers' association was an 
illegal combination, that in the cases 
at hand the Producing Managers' As- 
sociation did not figure but that the 
.cases were by individual managers in 
relation to individual actors. 

Attorneys for the A. E. A. said 
yesterday they had a good reason for 
not supplying supporting affidavits to 
their contentions. 

Nathan Burkan, one of the man- 
agers' attorneys, stated yesterday the 
injunction decision would be followed 
up and that attempts would be made 
to enjoin any player who was under 
contract from appearing elsewhere. 
This was taken to refer to the Lexing- 
ton theatre bills or .the co-operative 
shows which the A. E. A. are reported 
preparing. He said that injunctions 
would be applied for in other states 
if necessary. : V 

Today a Federal action-will be heard. 
This is the suit for injunction asked 
for by the Winter Garden Co. against 
Francis Wilson and some 200 actors 
as listed in the early days of the strike. 
The matter. will be heard before Judge 
Julian Mack in the U. S. District Court. 



FRITZ I SCHEFF-THEN AND NOW. 

Among the new members announced 
by the Actors' Fidelity League Tues- 
day night was Fritzi Scheff, with the 
assumption that Miss Scheff preferred 
the Fidelity through its non-union at- 
tachment. 

It recalled to vaudevillians that early 
last season Miss Scheff refused to play 
the week at Keith's, Toledo (vaude- 
ville), and laid off that week through 
her announced reason that that house 
did hot have a union orchestra. 



^WAITING FOR LABOR DAT. 

Lbs Angeles, Aug. 27. 
There is great unrest brewing here, 
and there is a feeling Labor Day will 
bring about a big move on the part 
of the labor bodies to aid the striking 
acto.rs. J 

: There is a report here by A. E. A. 
people that the musicians in the local 
theatres and the studio hands in the 
.picture producing plants are all ready 
for a walkont. 



Two Oat of Six Join *A. E. A. 

Horace Sinclair, Chairman of the 
British Committee of the A. E. A. has 
announced that two English actors out 
of the six from that country over here 
who played or rehearsed after the 
strike was ordered, have since joined 
the A. E. A. 

The British Committee recently sent 
out a letter to those six, appealing 
to them to come in with the actors' 
association. 



Oscar Shaw reported as Joining the Actors' 
Fidelity League, sent out a denial yesterday, 
through the A. E. A. press bureau. 



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CLOSING THE BIG HIPPODROME 
CAUSES MUCH EXCITEMENT 



Strike Extends to Washington, Where Leaders Are in Execu- 
tive Session. No Meetings Yesterday but Number of 
"Statements" Issued. Actors' Equity Bail Last 
' Night at Hotel Astor. Tyler in Chicago 
Vows He Will Open "On the Hiring 
1 ... Line." 



the enforced shutdown of the New 
York Hippodrome last night was 
the big excitement yesterday in the 
strike situation in New York. The 
s Hip was closed by a walkout of the 
stage hands, over 400 being employed 
there. The closing is reported to have 
followed telegraphic instructions from 
Washington. The house had been pre- 
viously classed as exempt by the. Actors' 
Equity Association, although operated 
by a member (Charles Dillingham) of 
the Producing Managers' Association. 
It was understood that when the ques- 
tion of the Hip's opening came up in 
the A. E. A. quarters before the pre- 
miere of "Happy Days" last Saturday, 
it was decided the Hip show was prop- 
erly in the vaudeville classification 
through giving two performances 
daily. The union destiny of that 
house was then placed with the 
vaudeville branch of the Associated 
Actors and Actresses of America (Four 
A's). 

An announcement was given out at 
the A E. A. the Hip show was exempt 
and the performance opened as sched- 
uled, with all of its people. 

While neither the principals nor the 
musicians walked out of the Hip last 
night, it was said by stage hands 
Marie Dressier had ordered out the 
chorus girls of the show. The chorus 
girls had a short parade in the early 
evening, ending at strike headquarters. 

An indication of an intended exten- 
sion of the strike by the stage hands 
at least was the closing of the Shubert- 
Belasco at Washington, D. C, last 
night. The report of it in New York 
said the stage hands had ordered it. 
The play was "Up From Nowhere," 
with Norman Trevor starred. It's a 
new production and a John, D. Wil- 
liams attraction, due to open at the 
Comedy, New York (Shubert), Labor 
Day. 

The Managers' Association, upon re- 
ceipt of the information from Wash- 
ington gave it as their opinion that 
the stage hands had taken the strike 
upon themselves and were directing it. 
During the daytime yesterday events 



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were quiet in strike matter. All sides 
issued statements, but there was little 
action. That George M. Cohan was 
out of the city all day and could not 
be located brought some speculation 
as to . his whereabouts. Mr. Cohan 
left town shortly after the Actors' 
Fidelity meeting adjourned Wednes- 
day night. He was expected back late 
last night or this morning. 

Labor circles were looking forward 
last night to some report from Wash- 
ington of the meeting of the American 
Federation of Labor heads there yes- 
terday. The heads were those of the 
theatrical unions, with Samuel Gom- 
pers presiding. No one at the stage 
hands' headquarters in New York 
would give an inkling of the purpose 
of the Washington labor conference, 
but the Hip closing may. have been one 
result. They admitted the conference 
but disclaimed further knowledge. It 
had quite some import to the unions, 
however, from casual rumors in 'con- 
nection With it. 

Times square was enlivened at night 
with the A. E A. ball at the Hotel 
Astor. The Equity members had been 
actively boosting the ball since its an- 
nouncement and the profession ap- 
peared to take to it John Drew and 
Ethel Barrymore led the grand march. 
Tickets were $10 each, including sup- 
per, with boxes held at $100. 

Thursday saw things stirring in 
Chicago. The important matter of 
moment out there was George Tyler 
promising he would open his "On the 
Hiring Line" at the Black stone, Chi-; 
cago, despite- anything or everything. 
It was a defi that caused a little ripple 
on the Windy City Rialto. Mr.. Tyler 
proposes making his non-union test 
Saturday night, opening with a non- 
union crew without musicians. It will 
be the first test of its kind in a strong 
union city. 

No public meetings were held in 
New York yesterday. The managers 
met formally as customary and seemed 
cheerful. If they did anything worth 
while none told about it. The man- 
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WASHINGTON HOUSE CLOSED. 

Washington, Aug. 27— 

The Shubert-Belasco was closed to- 
night at the order, it is said, of the 
stage hands' union. This brings the 
actors' strike for the first time outside*. 
New York and Chicago. -: • 

The piece at the theatre was "Up 
from Nowhere," with John W. WU- . 
Hams the producer. It starred Nor- 
man Trevor, who is a member of the 
Actors' Equity Association's, Council. 
In the cast is Margola Gillmore, 
daughter of Frank Gillmore; secre- ' 
tary of the A. E. A. " 
f Mr. Trevor stated that all the mem- 
bers of the company had Equity con- 
tracts. The cast and production gill 
return to New York immediately. 

Mr. Trevor also stated no strike had 
been called by the A. E A.,/ but that 
the company left the theatre to pre- 
vent any attempt to run the show with 
non-union stage hands. 

The National, Poli's and Shubert- 
Garrick were not affected, although 
there is a strong tip that one or all 
may be "pulled" within the next few 
days for effect. 

It is reported that George M. Cohan 
is in Washington, the rumor saying 
he came on to see Samuel Gompers. 
Up to midnight the Washington Post 
had been unable to locate Mr. Cohan. 

"Up from Nowhere" is billed in New 
York to open at the Comedy (Shubert) 
Theatre Labor Day night. 

John D. J^illiams, the producer of 
the show, is not a member of the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association, unless 
joining since Monday. • 

It ,was reported in yesterday's Bul- 
letin .a conference in Washington 
would be held today. Attending were 
reported Frank H. Gillmore, Charles C. 
Shay and Jos. Weber, of the three 
unions (actors, stage hands and mu- 
sicians). Samuel Gompers presided at 
the meeting. Other members of the 
A F. of L executive board were 
* present. 

It was • umored -last' evening that 
the object of the meeting was to de- - 
termine whether it was advisable to 
extend the scope of the strike. 

It was reported last evening that 
long distance phone orders had gone 
out from the New York headquarters 
of the stage hands' union, but.the in- 
formation disclosed, nothing else. No 
one was at the union headquarters late 
last night. Several of the officials re- 
maining in New York were reported 
speech-making around town. It could 
not be learned whether Chas. C, Shay 
had remained in Syracuse or gone to 
Washington. -A wire to Vabimt from 
Syracuse, received about eight last 
night, said Mr. Shay had presented a 
resolution before the State Labor Con- 
vention there yesterday afternoon. 

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SUIT AGAINST HOPPER. 



Although the -claim that many 
players lined up for the benefit Weq-; 
nesday night at Saratoga had been 
enjoined, the performance was given.- 
The only AJE. A. stopped was through 
the . injunction proceedings : on the. ap- ; ; ; 
peal of Charles Coburn. 

A statement /fom Coburn last night 
was-: * fe*j 

"A temporary injunction was granted 
yesterday by Judge Richard P. Leyden 
restraining De Wolf Hopper from ap- 
pearing in any performance either at,: 
the Lexington Opera House or else- 
where during the life of a contract 
with Charles D. Coburn, a member of 
the Producing Managers-Association. 
.This ''contract calls for the appearance 
of Mi> Hopper in The Better 'Ole* for 
35 weeks at $1,000 per week. He should 
have- appeared in Toronto last Mon- 
day, but refused to either rehearse or 
appear. Mr,. Coburn states that in 
view of Justice Hendrick's decision, it 
will be possible to restrain Mr. Hopper 
from appearing in any other theatre 
in America this season, and that legal 
opinion asserts that he will, not be 
permitted to appear either at the Lex- 
ington or anywhere else in Equity 
performances, whether he is paid for, 
his services or not. Mr. Coburn also 
states a damage suit for $200,000 will 
be the next legal step taken against 
Mr. Hopper." ;"ii 

TEAMSTERS IN SYMPATHY. 

Supplementary to the statement is- 
sued by the I. A. T. S. E. yesterday, 
regarding the adoption of a resolution 
by the State Federation of Labor in 
convention at Syracuse this week, 
calling upon the State Industrial Com- 
mission to make a public investigation 
of the causes of the Equity strike, the 
following was issued at I. A. head- 
quarters : 

After passing the resolution, the 
Teamsters' delegate took the floor and 
stated that after a conference of the" 
Joint Council they had voted to refuse 
to. haul any scenery for managers "unr , 
fair' to our several organizations.* : 



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MISS BARRYMORE RETICENT. 

Attempts yesterday to secure a 
statement from Ethel Barrymore re- 
garding her stand in the matter of the 
new Zoe Atkins play which was started , 
in rehearsal by the Charles Frohman 
office, was not forthcoming. The star 
refused to state whether she would . 
appear nor would she say whether she 
would rehearse. ' . 

It was intimated Miss Barrymort 
might go into preparations for the 
play, but would appear only with the 
.proviso tha{ the strike was over by 
the time of premiere. : , ; j 




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THE INQUIRING REPORTER 

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(f(A opoIofftM to 5. Jay Kaufman and 

i>: "Svmino atom.") 

To-d«r'» <4ne»tlon«v 
. DAVB CLARKE was the first egg snared 
by the nosey reporter yesterday Just as 
he wss diving out of the Mllle HoteL 
Mr. Clarke was asked his opinion of 
the strike and replied as follows: "Now 
you keep iking me about this strike 
all the time and Its a fanny freak. 
Now there's a difference between itrlkss 
and strikes. Around on 45th street It's 
a bis success, but I can't tell a thins; 
about It now because I have my own 
tooth-brush and those "money-from- 
home-lclds" keep butting In again. That 
George Meyers has stole a lot of my 
money from the last bal land Ray 
Ooetz'n father has sent ms a belt. What 
a foolish freak It Is to me. That Flor- 
ence Is some kid and I'm going to Atlan- 
' tic city to get away from It until I 
was born. Get away from me, yoa 
'foolish freak, because I know what to 
do with that "Evad" story and you an 
craiy-creiy-craty T 

.JACK McMAHON (Dramatic Editor 
"American")— He spouted up the follow- 

. log: "The managers appear to me to 
be a flock of high and lofty tumblers. 

■ Tour "Bulletin" said yesterday 'Mana- 
gers Away Up in the Air.' Tuesday it 

' aald, 'Managers in the Last Ditch.' The 

Only thing that can save them now la 

a parachute. I don't understand how 

the managers could get a thousand 

1 members In Chicago, unless they, go to 

' Ernie Young's office. Even he couldn't 

V: grab a thousand around there unless ha 

I went to Walter Rosenberg for assistance. 

M~ ARTHUR BTJCKNER was asked what 

■ he thought of conditions. Mr. Buokner 
replied aa folows: "It I could divide thla 

-"Strike up Into proportions I know I 
could sell s flock of shares. I know 
I can promote strikes, but the "chumps" 

'won't believe me. As far as I am per- 
sonally concerned I would love to have 
the A. E. A. delegste me to organize a 

>'- production company and give them work. 
• At the preeent time' things In Atlanta 

• are great. Joe Raymond and myself 
will settle this strike if they give us a 

p cbanee. H .• 

i' JOHN THE BARBER was next COB- 
suited by the Inquisitive stiff wbo rune 
this column. Mr. Restler replied sa 
folows: "My barber shop is suffering. . 

s ~l; thought I had an ideal location when 
I learned the strike was to be directed 
from Weft 4Rth street But, believe me, 
boy, those actors are either shsvtng 

I themselves or growing beards. My shop 
looks like s cemetery on a rainy day, 
- for no one comes in but the barbers and 
manicure girls. It's a foolish strike, 
and as soon as I see Dave Clarke. I'll 
have things fixed up. Run along now, 
like a good fellow, and' don't 'ask any 

• jtaore questions." . 

& '-J HARRY CASEY was approached by 
1 he thought of the strike. Mr. Casey 
he thought of the strike. Mr| Casey 
m answered: "I don't know anything about 
SPJM strike. In the third rsce this after- 
noon, I had a live one and touted It to 
ggySl my friends, but the nsg broke a 
••■leg on the home stretch and It looks 
? -like I am friendless. Tbs stock market 
Is below par and now that Frank Gar- 
rlty became general msnager of the 
Strand cafe, It looks as though I will 
have to get my frankfurters at Mark 
Aarons. I understand that Mr. Charles 
Weller Is not In a position to discuss 
this matter, otherwiss we would make, 
a Joint statement. Tou wll have to 
pardon me now, aa I have an appoint- 
ment with George Sullivan and David 
J. Clark to discuss ths possibilities for 
a new album, and also to decide whether 
the amalgamated "TJmph" stock will be 
any better today than It waa tomorrow." 



Tommy Gray reported dubious con- 
' ditions at the Hippodrome : /The ele- 
Bwfehants walked out and took their 
4pS*.ninks with them,", he said. 
[S^v' Somebody telling Morris Gest he 
vjSJS.Vwa's "the brains of Broadway" and 
flM^Gest taking it seriously. 
p^§^ -The buffet lunch at the managers' 
yjfejsublicity department, a new stunt, be- 
^W'tween four and five in the afternoon. 
||&iWill Page saying some of the "boys" 
/ii didn't like to drink on empty stomachs. 
%$&'-*.■ .-'Morris Gest's Korean-chink cook 
■' ' .listening in oil the telephone. 

The much talked about W. A. Brady 
$250 donation' not reaching the man- 
H . agers' publicity department. 
la, ';■■ '.-.. dTfee, guests at the Biltmore lining 
F up to sec the stage stars after the 
m Actors' Fidelity League meeting. 
i'^: After the walk-out at the Century 
)<-'.: ope of the chorus men, Charles Kaalar, 



joined the Equity. The next day he 
touched Manager Miller of "Chu Chin 
Chow" for $21. Morris Gest hearing 
of both actions, sent for the c. m., 
who admitted them. Gest asked him 
whether he had been in the service 
during the war, and the answer was 
"Year "Don't yon know what the 
penalty is for desertion ? They shoot 
men for that in the army." "Shoot me, 
Mr. Gest " was the answer, the c. m. 
lofting his arms. 

EGGS. 

The egg who asks how does It stand. 

The egg who wants your viewpoint 
• The egg who says "It's a great strike." 

The egg who wlahea to know which side he 
should Join. 

The egg who says I am loyal because ay 
fellow-actor needs my support 

The egg who does not understand what It la 
all about 

The egg who keeps asking "what la ths 
latest t" 

The egg who. Is wondering why Id. Wyna 
does not wear his hat straight. • 

The egg who says, "I'm In pictures now, so 
the strike does not worry me," 

Other egj 

All eggs. 

(The* definition of ths word "egg" bis been 
dsflcribed as the opposite of "ham"). ■ ■ 

The possibilities of Ed Wynn and Baniuel 
Compere comprising a committee to settle ths 
strike. 

The fellow who Instated the Hippodrome tnu 
Immune. - ' 

The chump who takes his girl down town 
from the Bronx to see a show and winds up 
by showing her the Wrlgiey dancers on top 
of the Putman Building, 

Will Pags'a stenographer wondering why the 
newspapermen have such a thirst 

Will Page's stenographer trying to decide 
why New York City publications employ fool- 
ish persona to cover strikes. 

Will Page's stenographer trying to work I 
while the scribes are trying to out-talk one 
another. 

Walter Klngsley'a absence from the scene. 

Dave Clark's new position. 

Those clothes at the Astor last night 

The conference In the Astor grill last night 

Difference of opinion between Harry and 
Mrs. Hary Pox. 

Frank Pay still Insisting he la serious. 

Martin Herman's monologues. 

Martin Herman's inside dope. 

The house staff at ths Biltmore HoteL 

CLOSING THE BIG HIP. 

(Continued from page 1) 
agers still maintain their policy of 
waiting for something to break in 
their favor. If they are pulling wires 
in any way to have this happen it is 
a well-kept secret 

The two actors' societies mostly oc- 
cupied themselves during the day with 
writing statements about each other. 
The Equity did not fall all over itself 
upholding the contract given the 
Fidelity by the managers and the Fi- 
delity boosted its contract, naturally. 
The Fidelity announced there was no 
restriction to A. F. L membership; 
that a Fidelity member might belong 
to any other organization, with the ' 
only condition necessary to .Fidelity 
eligibility being 26 weeks' service upon 
the stage. 

The closing of the Hip gave Broad- 
way's dark list 27 productions stopped 
since the strike commenced, with all 
(eight) still closed in Chicago, leaving 
three exempt shows in New York 
open, and one strike . play still run- 
ning. 

The latter is "At 9.45" at the Play- 
house, a production employing one set. 
The Tyler show, "Hiring Line," also 
uses but one set. 

At the sttike headquarters of the 
A. E, A., on 45th street, the mega- 
phone talker from the steps of the 
house has been in the habit lately of 
calling out, after giving the crowd in- 
formation, "Are we downhearted?" al- 
ways responded to by a yell from those 
assembled in the street. Following, 
the Equity song is sung. This occurred 
again last night after the announce- 
ment of the Hip's closing. 



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English call, often 
during the war.) 

Times square got another strike yes- 
terday, that of the clerks in the United 
Cigar stores. They paraded through 
the square on a truck, announcing their 
affiliation with the A. F. of L. and imi- 
tating the strike methods of the actors 
quite generally. i 



OFFICIAL STATEMENTS 



A. E. A. 

BT ORANT STEWART. 

"At last ths managers have bsen forced to 
come out In the open. No longer csn they In- 
sist that It waa because of the unreasonable- 
ness of ths Actors' Equity Association that 
they severed relatione, as stated in their first 
letter to the association, and which they an- 
nounced publicly. . 

"For behold they are offering now to the 
Fidelity League a contract far more favorable 
- to the actor than the one asked for by the 
Actors' Equity Association; but without the 
Actors' Equity Association to stand aa watch 
dog for the actor will their contracts be lived 
up to? They say they. will. Who says so? 
Why, the managers. 

But the Producing Managers' Association has 
made so many statements which It speedily 
repudiated that one is tempted to be influenced 
by tbs experience of the past rather than by 
the apparently golden promises of the present, 
and the experience of the past is that the vast 
majority of the Producing Managers Associa- 
tion systemsticslly and deliberately endeavored 
to break or evade their contracts whenever It 
seemed advantageous to do so. 

"The Producing Managers Association Is still 
consistent on one point, that It will not recog- 
nise the Actors' Equity Aaosclstlon. This one 
point of theirs may be borne out In fact They 
may not be allowed to." 

"Many members of the Actors' Fidelity 
League, we are convinced, have Joined It 
through a misapprehension of the facta. Those 
members, needless to say, will be treated with 
as much leniency as they deserve when they 
finally see the light Incidentally the light Is 
coming and very soon will be vastly Illumin- 
ating. 

"What was definitely ststed to be a complete 
list of the actora and actresses of the Fidelity 
League is In our possession and contains the 
names of several managers and of many man- 
agers' wives, but the number of actors and 
actresses la strikingly lees than was given out 
by the Fidelity Lesgue. 

"We ere creditably Informed that at the 
meeting last night, a certain well known 
athlete strayed In and waa approached by Mr. 
Louis Mann, who asked If he had Joined. He 
replied: T am not an actor, I am a tennis 

Slyer.' to which Mr. Mann replied, 'That 
oesn't matter. We need members.' " 



"With regard to the Actors' Fidelity League, 
It seems to be about time to explain that 
council of the Actors' Equity Association had a 
good deal of- information about Mr. Howard 
Kyte'e activities in the matter long before the 
strike. ■' ' • 

"A communication came to our office en- 
deavoring to make an appointment for Mr. 
Kyle with Mr. Albee and s little later an oper- 
ator from the Cohan St Harris office telephoned 
our office saying, "Tell Mr. Howard Kyle that 
the managers meeting will not take place 
today.— but' (and here the operator waa forci- 
bly Interrupted. '•• ■ 

"Ths first suggested president of the rival 
organization was Mr. Sotbern and attention 
has already been celled to the fact that the 
bill for MO telegrams sent In Mr. 8nthern'a 
name t omembers wbo they thought cquld be 
persusded to desert from the ranks of the 
Equity was sent by mistake to our office. The 
bll Iwas changed to the Douville Corporation, 
In other words to Mr, Charles Coburn, one of 
the producing msnagers, so that the Actors' 
Equity Association was perfectly well aware 
of what was In the air and to tell the truth, 
we are not eorry that the Actors' Fidelity 
League was founded, as it Is much better to 
know exactly who your enemies are, than to 
have unexposed traitors In your own ranks. 



CHAS. C. SHAY. 



The following telegram was sent to the I. A. 
T. 8. B. Executive Bosrd yesterday by Chas. 
C. 8hay, president, informing the I. A. T. 8. B. 
that the New Tork State Federation of Labor, ! 
In convention . at Syracuse, had appointed a 
comtnlttee which has unanimously voted to re- 
quest the New. York State Industrial Commis- 
sion to make a public Investigation of the 
causes leading up to the Actors' Equity strike 
against the Producing Managers' Assoclstlon. 

Following is resolution adopted by unanimous 
standing vote of the State Federation of Labor, 
the telegram report of special committee to 
which was referred sll matters In relation to 
the Actors* Equity Association t 

Ladies and gentlemen. Tour committee has 
given Intensive and exhaustive consideration 
to the matters referred to it The committee 
finds that the contest between the Actors' 
Equity and the Producing Managers' Associa- 
tion embraces conditions that exist behind the 
stage curtain that are almost unbellevnble. In 
brief, actors of the stage are kings and Princes, 
tragedians and comedians, but, under the con- 
ditions of employment Imposed on them by the 
producing managers, the actors are puppstts 
end the playthings of the managers, strutting 
their brief time upon tbe stage In order that 
their employers may wax fat Tour eommlttee 
believes that these conditions of employment 
should be made public property, snd that ths 
best wsy to accomplish this publicity is through 
a public inquiry to be conducted by the State 
Industrial Commission. Tour eommlttee there- 
fore recommends that this convention request 
the State Industrial Commission to, at an early 
date, Institute public hearings in order to de- 
termine the cause of the difficulty now existing 
-Jbetween tbe Actors' Equity Association and the 
Producing Managers' Association, a contention 
that has resulted in Idleness ef thousands of 



actors, stage mechanics, musicians and other 
wage earners ; that Immediately on the termin- 
ation of the public hearings the Industrial 
Commission promulgate Its findings and recom- 
mendations. Respectfully submitted: ames M. 
Lynch, Chairman; James Lemko, Edward Can- 
avan, Ernest Bohm, Robert Brlniel, Chas. C. 
8bay. After passing of resolution, delegate of 
Teamsters took floor, stating that twenty tour- 
ing cars were at the disposal of the Actors' 
Equity In their strike, at any hour of the day 
or night 

1 . CharUi ft Shay. 



ACTORS' FIDELITY LEAGUE. 

After discussing aspersions oast upon the 
sincerity of George M. Cohan, relative to the 
announcement that the new contract he had 
procured tor actors, the Executive Committee 
of the Board of Governors of the Actors' Fidel- 
ity League lsued the following statement: 

"The clauses containing the. sallsnt points 
conceded by the managers In the new contract 
which were read by Mr. eGorge M. Cohan at 
the mass meeting of the Actors' Fidelity 
League, at the Hotel Biltmore, Wednesday 
evening, and which he obtained through his in- 
valuable and generous Influence, do not repre- 
sent the form of this contract In its entirety. 

"These advantages are not offered as tempo- 
rary bait. They constitute permanent conces- 
sions embodied In the contract This contract 
Is to be made permanent by guarantees stipu- 
lated In clauses which will be presented In their 
entirety at the mass meeting of the Actors' 
Fidelity League, to be held at the Hotel Bilt- 
more on Saturday evening next 

"Eligibility for membership in the Actors' 
Fidelity League Is based on the applicant hav- 
ing had 26 weeks, continuous or Intermittent 
experience In drama, pantomine, dsnetng, sing- 
ing or music, collectively or individually. 

"There has been current mlrspprehenBlon 
that persons desiring to loin the Actors' Fidel- 
ity Lesgue must sever relations with all other 
theatrical organizations prior to enrollment In 
the Actors' Fidelity League. Actors can be- 
come members of the Actors' Fidelity League 
so long as tbey remain members of the acting 
profession. Tbe Actors* Fidelity League has 
no affiliation with any other organisation or 
association." 

In reply to a statement Grant Stewart, of 
the Actors' Equity, made with reference to 
Howard. Kyle's .activities, tbe latter said: 
"Mr. Albee had nothing whatever to do with 
forming the Actors' Fidelity League, although 
he Is in sympathy with its alms. As he has 
proven one of the most powerful co-adjutors 
Equity had in getting the managers together 
for adopting a uniform contract,' I have always 
been glad to seek this counsel In behalf of 
the cause of actors, aa I am convinced, what- 
ever les informed detractors may say, Mr. Al- 
bee is sincerely desirous ef bettering the con- 
ditions of all actors." . 

When asked whether he had held any con- 
ference with the managers before the strike 
broke, Mr. Kyle said : 

"I spoke with everybody, actors, managers 
nd everyone I met with the one lsteitfcn and 
that was to bring about a solution of the 
trouble and thus save Equity." 

- '. . BT LOOTS MANN 

Louis Mann, vice-president of the Actors' 
Fidelity League, said, when asked what effect 
the terms of the new contract which Mr. Cohan 
said he had procured tor the Actors' Fidelity 
League after retiring from the Producing Man- 
agers' Association to become the head of the 
actor organization.) 

"The offices are flooded with the little folk 
of the stage who are tremendously jubilant 
over tbe proposed new form of contract outlined 
by Mr. Cohan before tha Aetora' Fidelity 
League. None of us had expected nearly any- 
thing so good. For in our eommlttee draft 
of a new contract, we did not Incorporate a 
number of things that Mr. Cohan outlined In 
his own vernacular. 'Nix, Nix, boys, I'll show 
you what kind of a contract we'll get* snd he 
certainly got more for us than we anticipated 
ever receiving." 

Mr. Mann quoted George M. Cohan ss saying 
that tbe Equity bad nothing to do with getting 
the proposed new contract "They could never 
get It, I got it,' ao Mr. Mann expressed Cohan's 
statement." 



MIX-UP IN SHOWS. 

Through a mix-up in the publicity 
sent out yesterday by the Lexington 
theatre press department and the A. 
E. A. publicity department, the Equity 
bills at the Thomashefsky and Kesslers 
2nd Ave. Theatre, starting Monday 
(Labor Day) were transposed. 

The corrected bill at the Thoma- 
shefsky opening, Monday night, will 
include: Sam Bernard, Andrew 
Tombes, John" Love and Renee Parker 
and others. This will be straight vau- 
deville. 

At Kessler's 2nd Ave Theatre, the 
bill will consist of a Revue, "Here 
Comes Equity," with 24 chorus girls 
and boys, a burlesque on "John Fer- 
guson," with Roger Gray in the prin- 
cipal role. Billy Kent, Jim Barton, De 
Haven and Nice, and Arthur Barckley. 



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"HAPPY DAYS" AT HIP CLOSES, 

AS STAGE-HANDS WALK OUT 

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At I. A. T. S. T. Headquarters Statement Is Made That Musi- 
cians and Chorus Had All Worked in Unison in Walkout. / 
House Sold Out. Vaudeville Branch of Four A's 
Denies Issuing Call. 



There was no performance of 
"Happy Days" at the Hippodrome last 
night. The stage hands did not ap- 
pear for the evening performance. Ac- 
cording to Mark A. Luescher, the en- 
tire company and the orchestra were 
in the house at 7.30, but not a stage 
hand had rung in on the time clock. 
This information was sent to the front 
j of the house and the doors were not 
'opened. 

In front of the Hippodrome the en- 
. tire uniformed force of the. front of 
the house was stretched across the 
doors to tell those with tickets there 
would be no performance because of 
the strike and that money for the seats 
... would be refunded beginning at 11 
o'clock today. Back on the stage R. H. 
Burnside addressed the company and 
the musicians. Later his representa- 
tive said the company and musicians . 
replied they were ready to go on and 

(We a performance, as neither branch 
ad been . called out - 
The Hip stage requires 412 men to 
' operate it. The crew bad been paid a 
$1,500 bonus Wednesday, as last year, 
after the opening. It was decided it 
would be out of the question to try to 
give a performance without them. But 
the company were called for a rehear- 
sal today at 1 P. M. 

When the Hippodrome opened last 
Saturday night it was thought Burn- 
tide, as Shepherd of the Lambs, had 
used his influence with some of the 
higher Officials of the A. E. A. and had 
secured a special dispensation from 
them as far as the house was con- 
cerned. It was stated, when announced 
that a permit for the house had been 
/issued, that the Hippodrome giving 
. two performances a day was classed 
as a vaudeville show came under the 
jurisdiction of the vaudeville branch 
of the A. A. A. A. This does not' seem 
to have been the case, according to 
the Hip management. It was shown 
1 • to the labor bodies involved in the 
r strike that the Hippodrome and the 
attraction were financed and operated 
by the United States Realty and Im- 

Srovement Co., of which Harry S. 
lack is the president, and that 
Gharlss Dillingham was but a salaried 
employe as managing director with a 
share in the profits of the institution. 
The Realty Co. holds no affiliation 
with any managers' association and 
felt it should not be included in the 
k general strike order. 

Mark A Luescher stated last night 
there were 1,132 people employed in., 
■ the Hippodrome. There are 82 prin- 
.,'- cipals, 204 choristers, 180 ballet dan- 
cers, 94 specialty artists and clowns, 
6? divers and swimmers, 12 riders, 44 
animal attendants, 42 musicians, 412 
stage hands and 193 at the front of 
the house. The wages at the Hippo- 
drome, for the carpenters, property- 
men, clear ers and electricians were 
higher than the scale, and that for the 
greater part the men at the house had 
been part of the staff for many years 
and knew the 'building from end to 
end and that the management was pay- 
ing them more because of this knowl- 
edge. 

The house was sold out for last 
night's performance and the gross re- 
ceipts were said to be $5,274. This 
money, as well as that of the advance 
sale, will be refunded to those hold- 
ing tickets today. 

The cost of operating the Hippt* 



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drome weekly is in the neighborhood'' 
of $38,000, including the fixed-overhead 
charges, as rent, interest on invest- 
ment, etc Eight performances bad 
been given so far this season. The 
gross was well up toward the $50,000 
mark. With the Hip the only big 
musical attraction running it was get- 
ting all of the plaV> 

At the LA.X.S.E, headquarters 
last night it was stated the stage 
hands, musicians and chorus had all 
worked in unison in this walkout. The 
stage bands were Ordered out over 
the long ristance phone from Wash- 
ington and the musicians were in- 
formed of this. The chorus girls, it 
was stated, had been called oujt by 
Marie Dressier, 

At the A. EA.it was later stated 
that no one of the A. E. A. or the 
vaudeville branch knew anything re- 
garding the call out and that none 
had been issued by them, No one at 
headquarters of the Musicians' Union 
could be reached last night. 

After the dismissal of the company 
about 300 of the chorus marched to the 
Equity headquarters on 45th street 
amid songs and cheers, and then were 
taken to the Lexington to see the per- 
formance there; 

Late last night the following state- 



WEBER REHEARSAL CFF. 

Rhearsals of "The Little Blue Devil," 
the new musical show started by Jo- 
seph Weber, were called off Monday 
with the reason given that Mr. Weber 
had joined the Producing Managers' 
Association. 

The show 'had been rehearsing for 
some weeks and was ready to open. 
It was to have featured Lillian Lor- 
raine, Bernard Granville and a vaude- 
ville trio— Bisland, Gier and Buckley. 



ment was issued at the Hippodrome 
in behalf of the Realty Co.: . 

The United Stats* Realty Company, owners 
and operators, of the Hippodrome mad* the 
statement that no hasty announcement could 
be made until the cause (or the midden clos- 
ing had been determined, although It was 
stated that a serious mistake hae been made 
and one which the public is sure to resent 

This corporation Is absolutely Independent; 
It has no affiliation with any other theatre in 
America. It Is not a member ot the Producing 
Managers' Association and is a union theatre 
in every department. It pays wages in ex- 
cess ot the organised union Bcale tor carpenters 
property' men, electricians and engineers. The 
beat evldenoe of the temper ot our company 
is displayed by the fact that every member 
from stare to the last member of the chorus 
reported and was eager to give a performance. 

In turning 1132 working people who are hap- 
py and contented into the street, the cause 
which is represented in this injustice will 
not be benefitted, but is likely to proTe an 
overwhelming boomerang to those who are re- 
sponsible. 

The Hippodrome has always been considered 
the peoples' theatre and it baa always been 
conducted along the broadest lines of equity 
and fairness. None of the issues involved in 
the contest between managers and actors Is 
applicable here; all matinees and extra per- 
formances are paid (or; this year's production 
took but thirty-six and a halt days o( rehearsal 
—a new record — and without this interference 
the people employed here would have enjoyed 
a season ol forty weeks. .'■"'. : -"' - ; 

James W. Fitzpatrick, m charge of 
the vaudeville branch of the Four A's, 
stated last night he had issued no 
strike call against 'the-Hift and that 
he did not know of the Hip walkout 
until a half-bour after It bad hap- 
pened. ' • 



THE STRIKE SITUATION 



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"The Royal Vaswbond'' (Cohan 
-Harris). Cohan A Harris 
"Ueten Lester" (John Cort), Knick- 
erbocker. 

"^ ^PO* . C HS II" (Coswtook A 
Gest), Century. . ^ 

"Hidotgat w*jri» (Morris; Oast), 
Century Hoof. 

"Oh, What • Girl' (Shubert), Shu- 
bert. 

"The Five Million'? (Comstook ft 
Gest), Lyric 

"The Crimson Alibi" (Geo. Broad- 
hurst), Broadhurst 

"A Voice in the Dark" (A. H 
Woods), Republic. 

•"Nightie Night" (Adolph Klauber), 
princess. 

«Wghtnln»» (Bmoth ft Golden), Gai- 
ety. 

"She* a God Fellow" (Chaa. Dil- 
llngham). Globe. 

"Montr CrUto, Jr.. (Shubert), Winter 
Garden. 

"Scandals of 191*» /George White), 
liberty. 



IN NEW YORK 

SHOWS CLOSED. 



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(Lew Field*), 



«A Lonely 

Casino. 
"Gaieties of 1918" (Shubert), 44th 

Street ■ '.1 . • ■■. 

"The Better 'Ols" (Chas, Coburn), 
Booth. . : .: , 

«S9 East" (Shubert-Rachel Cr oth- 
ers), Maxlne Elliott. 

«Foiiie»» (Flo. Ziegfeld), Amster- 
dam. ' ■ ■ .».■"•>'■ 

"A Regular Fellow" (0. E. Cook), 
Cort 

•"Adas* and Ewe" (Comstook 4k 
Gest), Longacre. 

"She Would aad She Did" (W. A. 

' Brady), Vanderbllt. 

Nine O'Cleek aad Midnight Revue 
(Ziegfeld), Amsterdam Roof. 

"Those Who Walk In Darkness" 
((Shubert), 48th Street. 

"Too Many Husbands" (A H. Woods) 
Hudson. . 

"La La Lucille." (Alfred E. Aaron*), 
Henry Miller. 

•Thurston, Globe. 

"Happy Days," Hippodrome. 



"NlSfhtle Night," "A Regular Fellow," "She Would aad She Did," "Too 
Many Husbands," "Adam aad flhrtV Thurston, announced premieres since 
strike started; eould not open. . 

SHOWS OPEN. -""/-. 

"A<S)t4o" (W. A Brady), Playhouse. 

EXEMPT SHOWS. 
Moan Ferguson" (Theatre Guild), 

Fulton. 
"Greenwich Vllage Follies" . (AL 

Jones), Greenwich Village. 

REOPENED WITH PICTURES. 
•Mth Street, 



Benefit Performs nrs by Actors' 
Equity Association, Lexington 
Ave. Theatre.* 



"Kathleen Mavouraeen." 



"Evangeline" end 



Central, "Checkers." 
Lyric, "Deliverance*" 



IN CHICAGO 

SHOWS CLOSED. 



"Oappy Ricks" (Morosoo), Cort 

"Prince There Was" (Cohan * Har- 
ris), Cohan's Grand. 

"Dp In Mabel's Room" (A H. 
Wooda), Woods. 

"Ansel Face" (Geo. W. Lederer), 
Colonial. 



"Honeymoon Town" (X L. Blanch- 

ard). La Salle. 
"Scandal" (Walter Hast), Garrlck. 
"Sunshine" (Johnstone 4b Shaw), 

Studebaker. *- 

"Passing; Show" (Shubert), Palacs. 



IN WASHINGTON 



SHOWS CLOSED. 
"Up From Nowhere" (J. r>. Williams),- Shuber t-Belasee. 



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Manager* Didn't Approve of Ball. 

The legit managers did not approve 
of the A. E. A. ball last night at the 
Astor, according to reports. 

Some people not intensely concerned 
in the fray between the managers and 
actors, but having business dealings 
with the former, are said to have re- 
ceived an intimation it would be just 
as well if they did not appear in. the 
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Next A. F. L. Meeting Saturday. 
The next open meeting of the Act- 
ors' Fidelity League will be held at 
.the Biltmore tomorrow (Saturday) 
night. In the meantime the Board of 
Directors will meet this afternoon and 
evening on the affairs of the A. F. L 
Yesterday afternoon the League 
claimed officially a membership list 
of 1,988. - . : 

Lexington Meeting Today Closed. 
The meeting at the Lexington to- 
day (Friday) of the Actors' Equity Will; 
be a closed session. The only persons', 
admitted excepting A. E. A. members 
will be members of the I. A. T. S. E. 
and American Federation of Musician). 
The press will be excluded. 



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BLACKSTONE TO BE REOPENED; 
%. AUDITORIUM BENEFIT IN CHI. 



DEMAND STRIKE INVESTIGATION. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 28. 
Investigation of the conditions back 
of the strike of the Actors' Equity 
Association by the State Industrial 
Commission is demanded by (a reso- 
lution adopted today by they- State 
Federation of Labor convention here.' 



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£-£ EQUITY'S BALL 

The social event of the theatrical 
strike was staged in the grand ball 
room of the Hotel Astor last night by 
the Actors' Equity Association. Up- 
wards of 2,000 members and friends 
of the organization attended, netting 
something between $15,000 and $20,000. 



Sa&i 



Says He Will Open "On Hiring Line." Big BUI Laid Out 

for Benefit Week. Actors Receiving New Equity 

Contracts Calling for $1 Weekly Salary. 

Stage Hands and Musicians Receiv- 

ing Union Scale. 






Chicago, Aug. 28. 
Friday night at the Blackstone a 
dress and light rehearsal of "On the 
Hiring Line will be held with non- 
union crew? handling scenery and 
• T.-Jt Preparatory to opening Sat'- 
liilrday, Geo. C Tyler, beating down the 
opposition of his own associates, has 
undertaken the job of testtpg the 
union opposition. ' 

gg| -Friday morning the newspapers will 
carry advertising announcing the open- 
ing: next day, and the box office will 
open its advance sale. The theatre is 
guarded by private watchmen deputized 
as sheriffs and tonight the house is 
protected against anybody entering like 
a subtreasury. 

Rehearsals with non-union hands are 
going on. Electric plants are installed 
on an auto truck in the alley to cut in 
power in case the union electrician at 
teh Blackstone Hotel which supplies 
jthe theatre's current should cut off 
§p* lights. 

I- ^ There will be no orchestra or other 
.music. 

ipCvGontrary to predictions that the pub- 
lic would not risk patronizing a guarded 
house, the advance interest already 
nifested through the mere leaking 
out of the news by private channels, 
public announcement having yet 
made, indicates a brisk demand for 
its, actuated by curiosity as to what 
,y happen. 
. ^Ticket purchasers will not be scrutin- 
ized. Nobody is to be barred, but there 
Wm' be 50 picked boys scattered 
through' the house. 

pf The expense to the house and show 
jil; said to-be about $1,000 a day extra. 
'■Mr. Tyler is the center of attraction. 
,e -has pledged "On the Hiring Line" 
JS-open at the Blackstone Saturday. 
It is said that. armed guards are present" 
it rehearsals- 
$jgll is silly to say that the public 
|i^ With the actors in this strike." Tyler 
^|Wd.«resterday. "I have received hun- 
»4fcds of letters from persons who 
Mptnt .as far as to volunteer their 
sP^lervices as stage hands without pav 
l^ip^brder that the show be produced." 
fe; With the town closed tight as far 
f|pj£l shows are concerned, the strike here 
IPpti taking on the aspect of propaganda 
Irlf staled at the general public. 
M'i'i- J. J. Rosenthal, manager of the 
W^Woods, started it with his three-sheet 
W;f»c-simi1e of. Al Woods' telegram 
f^ placed in the lobby of the theatre. 
jfeThis pledged Woods' allegiance to the 
Producing Managers' Association and 
stated his determination to stick to 
|;i the finish. It attracted much atten- 
tion from the public as well as the 
.profession. 
&*!; Today the strikers have made en- 
larged fac-similes of numerous tele- 
grams and slogans, and they have been 
passing all afternoon in front of the 
\t^- : thea , tre. 

-.:;: Strike leaders have made no state- 
ment as to how they regard the bjg 
benefit for the A. E. A. to be held at 
the Auditorium, Labor Day. Morgan 
^Wallace, who helped to put on the 
,j ^~A. E. A. benefit in New York, has ar- 
rived in Chicago to aid in this one. 
I) '■■:''■ . It is announced that the following 
..Kwill be on the bill: Blanche Ring, 
p ; Charles Winninger, W. C. Fields. Chic 
4: Sale, Ada^Meade, Pearl White, Frank 
y?> : Fay, Walter Jones, Van and Schenk, 
,!f\ Duncan Sisters, Joe Santley and Ivy 

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The Actors' Equity now has 22 com- 
mittees in active working operation, 
with headquarters in six different 
buildings. 

The committees include strike, en- 
tertainment, finance, help and relief, 
membership, headquarters, intelligence, , 
speakers, British, picketing, ladies' ap- 
plication, executive, engagement, ways 
and means, legal, and advisory. 



$3,900 AT SARATOGA. 

The gross receipts of the Equity 
benefit show given at Convention Hall, 
Saratoga, Springs, Wednesday night, 
was officially announced at $3,900. 

The expenses were said to be $300. 



mittee of the convention named Tues- 
day, and of which Chas. C. Shay is 
chairman. 

Mr. Shay, in presenting the report, 
declared it may not be necessary to 
call out every theatrical 'union man 
in the country to win the fight for 
improved conditions but that if neces- 
sary that step will be taken, 



p. m. ticket holders 
began to gather in the foyer of the 
hotel and at 11.20 when the orchestra 
played the opening dance the floor was 
well occupied. , 

Among the box holders announced 
by the chairman, of the ball committee 
were Mrs. Felix Morris, Fred. Stone, 
Mollie King, William Farnum, Elsie 
Ferguson, Dianthe Patterson, Blanch 



Sawyer. Tom Wise, William Courtney, 
Grant Mitchell, Zoe Barnett. 

Berton Churchill, in charge, has 
hired a stage crew and an orchestra 
of 25. paying them the regular scale 
of union wages. Each member of the 
show is being given a new Equity 
contract, with a specified salary of 
one dollar a week. T^he benefit is de- 
signed to provide funds to send the 
80 members of the Equity who are 
on strike back to New York, and to 
pay other expenses of the local cam- 
paign. 

That the Equity show may observe 
the Equity gospel to the last letter, 
the contracts issued for the Audi- 
torium show, Churchill announces, are 
drawn on the basis of eight perform- 
ances a week. There may be nine 
performances in the six days. 

The striking players may not limit 
their benefit season to one week. 
They have an option on the auditorium 
for a second week. Sam Hardy said 
they will hang on. until the beginning 
of-, the opera season if the show 
prospers. ~ 

Benefit prices will be 50 .cents to $2. 

TYLER MOVES SCENERY. 

Chicago. Aug. 28. 

The scenery of "On the Firing Line" 
is in the Blackstone theatre. It was 
moved in there yesterday, when 
George Tyler engaged deputies to 
guard its transportation from the 
freight depot to the theatre. Pickets 
attempted to interfere with its de- 
livery but they were routed. Deputy 
sheriffs also protected the scenery of 
"Tillie" when that was moved out of 
the Blackstone yesterday to make 
room for the incoming show. 

Tyler has issued a statement saying 
nothing will stop "The Hiring Line" 
from opening next Monday night. The 
show carries but one set and the com- 
pany is claimed to be 100 per cent, 
loyal. 

ROAD AGENTS INDIGNANT. 

The usual starting point for the road 
season now having arrived the posi- 
tion of the advance agents and com- 
pany managers on the road has been 
called to attention. 

One of the producers engaged over a 
score of« road men and this week sent 
wires recalling them. For the most 
part agents and managers have not 
been yet sent out and groups hold 
little indignation meetings l along. 
Broadway and on 42nd street almost . 
daily. 



The report adopted by the convener R' n S» John Emerson and Anita Loos, 
tion follows : | Ernest Glendinning, Marie Dressier, 

"Your committee has given intensive Norma Talmadge, Walker Whiteside, 



and exhaustive consideration to the 
matter referred to it. The committee 
finds -that the contest between the 
Actors' Equity Association and the 
Producing Managers' Association em- 
braces conditions that exist behind 
the stage curtain that are almost un- 
believable. 

"In brief, actors on the stage are 
kings and princes, tragedians and com- 
edians, but under the conditions of 
employment imposed on them by the 
producing managers the actors are 
puppets and the playthings of the man- 
agers, strutting their brief time on 
the stage in order that their employes 
may wax fat. 

"Your committee therefore recom.- 
mends that this convention request the 
State Industrial Commission to insti- 
tute public hearings in order to de- 
termine the cause of the difficulty and 
promulgate its findings and recom- 
mendations." 



PRINCIPALS ISSUE STATEMENT. 

The following statement was issued 
bv Billy Meehan, George McKav and 
Mabel Withee, princioals of "What's 
the Odds?" being produced by Messrs. 
Shannon and' Bennett. 

^Ve were instructed by what ^we 
considered representative officials of 
the Actor's Equity Association to con- 
tinue rehearsals until the opening date 
but not to open unless we were siven 
permission by our organization. These 
instructions were delivered to us at 
rehearsal hall Friday night. On- these, 
instructions we pledged ourselves to' 
our managers to continue rehearsals 
until opening date. But we advised our 
managers that we would not open 
unless we were given written permis- 
sion from our organization. The fol- 
lowing day three men came to our 
rehearsal- hall and instructed us to 
promptly walk out of rehearsal. ' In 
view of the fact that we had what 
we considered, official permission to 
continue rehearsals, we refused. 

"We have not resigned from the 
Actor's Equity organization and jm> 
have not joined the Actors' Fidelity 
League, but we propose to ; M.ep our 
word to our manager because we were 
instructed to keep that word by men 
who we considered had .official author- 
ity from the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion to give that word. 

'We propose to rehearse until open- 
ing day and then if the Actors' Equity 
Association instruct us not to open, 
we will not r ojpen. 

"We have been misquoted and dis- 
cussed at variance by individuals on 
both sides, but we have given our 
word b; permission of our organiza- 
tion ana notwithstanding the change 
in mind of our organization we pro- 
pose to keep our word, but we wish 
to register the fact that we are Equity 
members .and we propose to keep our 
ob! gat ion to our organization first 
and our obligation to ourselves also 
first. 

.."We believe we are speaking for 
the entire company, for we under- 
stand we are right and believing we 
are right we propose to continue to 
be right:" 



Arthur Vishman, Ida Muello and Doug- 
las Fairbanks, the latter while on the 

Pacific coast notified the Equity he 
wished to contribute and be registered 
asaibox holder. 

Marie Dressier entered the ball room 
early in the evening and announced to 
/the newspapermen she had answered 
I George M. Cohan by closing the Hippo- 
) drome. Miss Dressier said the chorus 
j girls' union had given their answer to 
the managers by obeying her call, 100 
! per cent. She also stated she marched 
i the entire chorus, male and female to 
the Lexington to show the general pub- 
lic how the chorus stood in this fight. 
Miss Dressier, stated that because 
of her activity in the strike she was 
forced to close the chorus girls' head- 
quarters on West 48th street as she 
could not give her entire time to it 
She aso said the question of the vice- 
presidency of the chorus union was not 
as yet settled and would be held in 
abeyance 'because several of the girls 
had been claiming the honor, but as yet 
no definite decision as to the office had 
been arrived at. 

The grand march was set for mid- 
night with John Drew and Ethel Barry- 
more leading one section and Mr. and 
Mrs. Francis Wilson the other. It was 
directed by Major Reginald Barlowe. 
Following the leaders came the mem- 
bers of the Council who were in town 
and behind the Council came Miss 
Dressier and a number of her union. 

After the march a vaudeville show 
of several acts was staged on the ball 
room floor. 

A. E. A. strikers and members of the 
producing Managers' got together un- 
expectedly while the dance was going 
on. The overflow having filled the two 
main dining rooms, drifted into the 
gentlemen's grill where seated at a 
table were J. J. Shubert, Sam Harris, 
Archie Selwyn and several other mana- 
gers, also included in the party was 
William Klein, the Shubert attorney. 

The affair was colored by. a fortune 
in gowns. 

The ball committe was headed by 
HagftQrd" Short, Rapph Morgan, Gil- 
bert Douglas and Edward Douglas. 
The proceeds of the affair will go 
direct to the Relief Fund of the Equity 
Association. . • 



HOPPER'S OPINION. 

De Wolf Hopper, during the course 
of a speech yesterday afternoon at 
Equity strike headquarters, made the 
following reference to Louis Mann and 
"the managers": 

"Of all the corrosive sublimates of 
a damned fool, give me Louis Mann. 
The managers have referred to us as 
hams. I don't know why they should 
do that, except that ham appeals so 
little to so many managers. And yet 
some of them are hogs themselves." 

SIGNS IN LOBBY. 

Yesterday signs of three sheet size, 
.lettered in white on a background of 
black, were- placed in front of many 
of the closed theatres. 

The signs read: "This theatre is 
closed because of the action of the 
Actors' Equity Association in forcing 
its members to violate their individual 
contracts with the management" 



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WHETHER MANAGERS WILL FIGHT 
FEDERATION ONLY POINT LEFT 



More of Stagehands Into Washington Puts Question of Non- 
Unionism Squarely Up to Managers. One Manager 
Offers to Wager 10 Broadway Theatres 
Will Reopen by Sept. 6. Doesn't 

Tell How or Why. 



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Whether the Producing Managers' 
Association intends to wage a fight 
against the American Federation of 
Labor seems to be the only point left 
open to debate in the strike of the 
Actors' Equity Association. 

The managers for years have said 
that the stage hands are not skilled 
laboring men; that they could be re- 
placed over night.- In fact, one man- 
ager, the other day stated New York 
managers would have no difficulty in 
securing 1,500 men to replace striking 
stage hands if calling upon the Gov- 
ernment to furnish the 1,300. With the 
stage hands apparently taking control 
of the theatrical strike situation, and 
having the American Federation of 
Labor behind them, the question seems 
to be squarely up to the managers- 
are they going to fight the Federa- 
tion? / 

That may be done by drafting from 
the Actors' Fidelity League and stage 
hands and musicians from the now 
formed Amalgamated Union, which is 
unaffiliated. But the managers do not ' 
appear anxious to take on the test 

Non-unionizing the theatres carries 
with it a boycott by the American 
Federation. The Broadway producers 
figure only Broadway, the Loop, Chi- 
cago, and . Philedelphia and Boston. ' 
There is a vast country in the \LS. 
outside those points. Shows must be 
transported, moved about, in and out 
of a theatre. The allied trades with 
the Federation in the event of a coun- 
try-wide strike would leave the trav- 
eling manager in peril to keep engage- 
ments. 

Union men say that if the managers 
contemplate bucking the Federation, 
they might just as well commence to 
formulate plans to establish another 
general union, as embracive in its 
branches as is the A. F. of L., in order 
to give a theatrical manager all the 
labor he must secure from present 
unionism in handling an attraction. 

With six million members of the A. . 
F. of L., representing through family 



connections 25 per cent, of the total 
population of the U. S. ; the manager 
is hesitating about starting something. 
While hesitating the managers- are be- 
ing left behind by the unions. The 
latter are working much faster than 
the manager. They have been doing 
things while the managers have been 
waiting for the actors to break up 
through going broke. With the fourth 
week of the strike fairly on its way 
the actor is giving no visual evidence 
ot badly bent finances and the man- 
agers see their theatres still closed. 



HUMOR AT HIPPODROME. 

The best bit of humor attendant to 
the strike thus far is the painted sign 
at the Hippodrome. This sign covered 
the bulbs yesterday which spelled out 
"Happy Days" over the entrance and 
reads "Nothing Doing." And under- 
neath still t emains the legend "Twice 
Daily." 

The title of the Hip's show, "Happy 
Days," and its successor "Nothing Do- 
ing" not only applies to the strike 
closing the house but also to the Fed- 
eral agents putting the lid on the 
city's bars. 

The expression "Happy Days" is not 
recognized by the Anti-Saloon League. 
"Nothing Doing" aptly applies to the 
present condition of boozeless Broad- 
way. 



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"CHU CHIN" TOUR OFF. 

■ The first seven weeks of the tour 
of "Chu Chin Chow" have been can- 
celled. ' The show was due to open at 
Toronto this Week. '••'".. 

Morris <Gest stated yesterday that 
the walking out of the road stage crew 
at the Century, Aug. 23, prevented the 
production moving outside of New 






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, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 
through Sunday and Labor Day intervening 



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Last night there were reports of 
the strike extending to the Broadway 
theatres placed on the strike list and 
which have since taken on a feature 
picture policy. Nothing came of it,, 
however. 

The news yesterday brought out the 
resignation of Charles Dillingham as 
the director of the New York Hippo-, 
drome. The Hip, however, remained 
closed last night as it was the night 
before. While many reasons were ad- 
vanced and more than one claimed the 
credit for. closing the Hip, it was the 
opinion of the B roadway ites that the 
41? stage hands working at the Hip, 
drawing regular salary, while with a 
production (though classedQns vaude- 
ville), that the striking stage hands 
had entered a protest, bringing about 
the closure of the big Sixth avenue 
theatre. 

__ Nothing of moment occurred in Chi- 
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York until the I. A. T. S. E. permitted 
it, but that the company was intact. 
Mr. Gest further stated that if the 
show reopens it will play in New York 
city again before taking* to the road. 



WORRIED OVER "BOMBSHELL" 

There seemed to be a general specu- 
lative worry by managers over what 
the "bombshell" which, the A. E. A. 
threatened. Late last night they 
were trying to dope just what direc- 
tion it would take. The rumors of the 
early part of the day, to the .effect 
that "the picture houses were \o be 
called out" (meaning thereby the 
Central, 44th Street and the Lyric) 
died away by 8.30 when the reports 
that the performances in all of those 
theatres were successfully underway. 

After that' hour the managers indi- 
vidually were wondering if there were 
any secret meetings anywhere. 



BILL DOOLEY WAS A BARBER. 

William J. Dooley says he is going 
back to his trade, that of a journey- 
man barber, for which he hold a onion 
card, if the strike keeps on. 

Bill thinks that he has done fairly 
well in the last six years in nhow busi- 
ness, having started as a top mounter 
m an acrobatic act at $30 per, until he 'M 
was receiving $1,000 a week when tXmm 
strike came along and pat him oat of 
business. ^' 

With the 20 cent union scale for 
shaves and the 10 cent union scale for 1 
tips, he figures (because he is a goo* : M 
barber) he should get at least «5 a 
week out of it if he worked a full seven i 
: day Week " „ / - -;_ ■ '- - | 

_ At that Morris Gest would not allow " 
Dooley to shave him yesterday; even _i 
though the. comedian offered to do it af£"l 
the union scale. ; V^i 

HITCHIE IS THE BOSS. \ §§ 

« Y«. . Boston, Aug. 29, 
Raymond Hitchcock is basing his in- ^ 
.troductory talk for the new ''Bitchle- 
&°°. . h .« re ... on th « pefarit strike. 
rlitcnie is telling his audiences he owns 
the show and that the company It its 
own union and can call its own strikes 
whenever it likes. .V 

.He concludes his. talk by saying: "V\i $ 
.show you that I dp own the show and 
that. I am boss. Ring up the enrtaitt&vJL 

HIPPODROME RESUMES MONDAY 

The f following official statement was?^ 
made by an officer of the United States^ 
Realty Co. last night: 

CharJes Dillingham's wishes for the f 
welfare of the Hippodrome employes, mf 
which caused him to resign from the^ 
big playhouse, yesterday, will he /| 
gratified, > ■ W-^M 

After a conference last evening be*i?8§ 
tween the owners and the various or- 
ganizations of employes, it was «r- ;?M 
ranged to resume the run of "Happy: ^ : £ 
Days" at the Hippodrome, Monday, fc m 
re-op en in g with the holiday matinee. 



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TICKET AGENTS GRABBING. 

Attractions are so scarce that the n 

ticket agencies are grabbing most any- If ■ 
thing that can be sold for ready [i 
money. The burlesque attractions at $W 
the Columbia are now regularly hah- '•!,) 
died by some of the agencies, such f';! 
tickets being easily disposed of at 50 ;> 
cents advance. m\ 

One of the Broadway ticket offices is M 
called the "Equity Theatre Ticket Co^ ,1 
Inquiries have been made at the place" ffi 
within the last few days as to whether i 
it had anything to do with the A. R. Ai >f f 
The place has been in existence for 
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Cast Announced For "On the Hiring Line," Due to Open at 

Blackstone, Chicago, With Non-Union Stage Group. 

Auditorium Benefit Show Next Week to 

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In the newspaper advertisements to- 
day George C Tyler made positive 
announcement that "On the Hiring 
Line" will open Saturday night at the 
Blackstone. In the 'cast will appear 
, Laura Hope Crews, Sidney Toler, 
ijtj Minna Gombell, McKay Morris, Jo- 
sephine Hall, Guy D'Enery, Barbara 
J Euard, Baker Moore, Frank Wilcox, 
l^'and Thomas Coffin Cooke. 
^ It is announced sub rosa from the 
other side that there will be a terrific 
concentration of strike pickets to ask 
the public not to patronize the show. 
^ All show business will fatch the 
premiere of this show, the first which 






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has attempted to "break" the strike. 
;': In the meantime, .Tom Wise, speak- 
ing for the Equity, said that the vaude- 
ville show to be presented at the Audi- 
torium Labor. Day, will be organized 
at the termination of its run there into 
j||>;a , ;,'road show. It will be an eight-act 
fe.yaudevllle, but with Hazel Dawn, Ada 
/.^ Meade.' Walter Jones, Three Gardiners, 
t:2'Alan Edwards, Jean Franklin, Georgie 
^'Zwell, Evelyn Grieg and Jimmy Ver- 
mont. N 

j Wise says they will book /theatres 
Jin Vail the small time towns between 
Chicago and Joliet. All proceeds are 
ffo go to the Equity fund. t 

The striking players will hold a 

benefit dance tomorrow night at a 

-. West Side skating rink. Over $1,500 

' worth of tickets to the dance have 

||f been sold already. 

PM^;<[ Edward Nockels made an announce- 

ffifv'.roent. today, as follows: 

pf^V'The managers cannot win until they 

deal with the actors as constituent 

E'arts of the American Federation of 
abor. They will not be able to open 
a theatre in the country, for the vari- 
ous branches' of the Federation of 
$iLabor will strike until the grievances 
r ,■•'< of the actors and actresses are re- 
|$dressed." ■ * ■ 

Mj&ilw addition to the Blackstone, two 

t other houses will open tomorrow with 

.'/•'legitimate attractions, but these will 

be played by stock companies. The 

Victoria opens its .season with "Polly- 

anna", and the Imperial with "Alias 

"immy Valentine." Both are outlying 

tfdses, and the stock companies are 

der the management of the new. 

zzolo-Howard combination. . The 

ictoria and Imperial will operate -with 

,ie -sanction of the Equity. 

I;;'* TH»e Auditorium A. E. A. benefit will 

^have. as much "society" represented 

„^)>£-nn opera premiere. Among the- an- 

% nounced box holders are: Mr. and 

Mrs. Harry L. Street; Mr. and Mrs. 

Walter S. Brewster; Mr. and . Mrs. 

Arthur T. Aldis.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas 

, ,, M. Hoyne; Mr. and Mrs. L. Sherman 

Aldrich; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shaw: 

lr. and Mrs. James Keeley; Mr. and 

,.jfor». Robt. Redfield; Mr. and Mrs. 

^Carroll Shaffer; Mr. and Mrs. Albert 

M. Kates; Mr. and Mrs. Buckingham 

'Chandler ; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mc- 

, v Cutcheon Raleigh; Miss Rene Mans- 

'; field.".'' ' . 

Strike headquarters announced it 

had signed as an Equity member, Jack 

''^Dempsey, whose show comes to the 

'^vColohlal, Aug. 31. It was hinted also 

■;. that Dempsey would appear at the . 

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TRAVELING STOCKS FILLING IN. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 29. 
M&f Syracuse will not be permitted to go 
[, amusementless as a result of the ac- 

u|B tors' strike. Neither will Buffalo, 




Rochester and Utica. This eventuality 
is forestalled by plans announced to- 
day by Howard Rumsey, who for sev- 
eral years has had summer stock com- 
panies at theatres in the four cities 
named. 

Rumsey's plans call for the forma- 
tion of a traveling stock company 
which will open at the Empire here 
Labor Day. In its ranks will be many 
of the professionals who were in the 
Knickerbocker Players (which recent- 
ly closed its run at the Empire). Rum- 
sey has signed Harold Salter, Philip 
Sheffield, Margaret Cusack, Mabel Col- 
cord, Ralph Murphy and Robert Lowe 
of the Knicks. 

The company will first present Col- 
lier's "Nothing But Lies" for one week 
at the Empire, and will then move to 
the Lyceum at Rochester, where Rum- 
sey also runs stock in the summer. 



PHOTOING COHAN'S CHECK. 
That now famous Geo. M. Cohan 
$100,000 check made to trie order of 
the Actors' Fidelity League and 
turned oyer by the league to Daniel 
Frohman for the Actors' Fund, has 
provided considerable though mild ex- 
citement. Neither the officials of the 
A. F. L. nor Mr. Frohman thought of 
having the check photographed for 
press Usage. The Mutual Bank, upon 
which it was drawn, was beseiged yes- . 
terday for a picture before it passed 
through the clearing house. The re- 
production of the check will probably 
be used> by many of the New York 
dailies, though its appearance in them 
will be somewhat late. 



BAYES ABANDONS REHEARSALS. 

"Ladies First," the Nora Bayea at- 
traction rehearsing at the Bayea The- 
atre, has discontinued rehearsals for 
the time being. The same company 
will be assembled if possible when the 
local situation warrants. 

According to one of the members 
of the company. Miss Bayes decided 
to discontinue after the Actors' Fidel- 
ity League had tried to win the com- 
pany over to its organization. 

Several are Equity members and the 
company was considered neutral. Fol- 
lowing the visit of the Fidelity com- 
mittee some expressed dissatisfaction 




MEMBERSHIP OF THE P. M. 

There have been numerous queries as to the present membership of 
the Producing Managers' Association. The following is an official roster of 
the numbers to date. 

Sam H. Harris, President -. 

George H. Broadhurst, Vice-president 
L. Lawrence Weber, Secretary. 
Benjamin F. Roeder, Treasurer. 

M ? rr ". %*, . .WUner.Romberg 

John L. Golden Henry Savage 

Arthur Hammersteln Edgar Selwyn 
Sam H. Harris 



Alfred E. Aarons 
G. M. Anderson 

Winthrop Amm 

David Balasco 
William A. Brady 
George Boardhurit 
Charles Coburn 
George M. Cohan 
F. Ray Comstock 
Charles Emerson Cook 
John Cort 
C B. Dillingham 
William Elliott 
A. L. Erlanger 
Harrison Grey Fiike 
Harry Fraaee ' 



WiUiam Harris, Jr. 
Alf Hayman 
Richard Herndon 
Arthur Hopkins 
Adolph Klauber 
Marc Klaw 
Abraham Levy 
Edward MscGregor 
' C. B. Maddock 
Henry Miller 
Moran and Andrews 
Oliver Moroaco 



Lee Shubert 
Richard Walton Tully 
George Tyler 
Walter F. Wange* 
L. Lawrence Weber 
George White (Not 
member, application in 
A. H. Woods 
J. Fred Zimmerman, Jr. 
Floren* Ziegfeld, Jr. . 
Sam Shannon 
Joe Weber 



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After the Rochester week, the com- 
pany will move to Buffalo for a week 
and then jump to Utica for another, 
and then to Syracuse, where a new 
plan will be offered and the circuit 
resumed. , 

Just what houses Rumsey will have 
in Utica and Buffalo are not an- 
nounced. The Star had the Knicks 
for a winter stock run in Buffalo, while 
last year Rumsey had a summer stock • 
company in the Lumberg at Utica. 

In the event that the plan proves 
successful, and Rumsey is confident 
that it will, he will place a permanent 
stock company in each of the four 
cities, later. ■" 

The Empire will have Augustus Pi- 
tou's revival of "The Old Homestead" 
week Sept. 8 (State Fair Week). 

The Wieting will have "The Lady in 
Red" week Sept. & This show was at 
first booked for the first half, with 
"Tumble In" to follow. The latter 
cancelled. i 



and the management announced the 
new policy. 

In the cast were Arthur Hull, Irving 
Fisher, Hatrison Greene, Katherine 
Parker and Mr. Ashley. All had Equity 
contracts. 



"LISTEN LESTER" KEEPS ON. 

Atlantic City, N. J. 
"Listen Lester" continues to play to 
excellent business at the Apollo in 
spite of the stage hands and musicians 
walking. A non-union group of musi- 
cians is playing the show, which is be- 
ing given with the house sets. The 
show will continue on tour and will 
carry the musicians recruited here. 



COULDN'T LOCATE COHAN. 

Washington, Aug. 29. 
The newspapermen in town received 
a tip last evening George M. Cohan 
had been here all of yesterday. They 
started on a search for Cohan, but 
was unsuccessful in locating him. 
.If Cohan were here, the object of 
his mission remains a mystery. 



NEXT WEEK'S LEX BILL . 

The corrected Equity bill listed- for 
opening at the Lexington, Labor Day, 
is as follows : Ernest Glendinning, 
Adele Rowland, Watson Sisters, Dor- 
othy Dixon and Carl Hyson, Lionel 
Barrymore in the last act of "The 
Copperhlad," Ray Raymond, Ada Lewis 
and Jack Hazard, and the Equity 
minstrels. 

The minstrels will include a circle 
of 80, with Jim Corbett, interloi 
and Eddie Cantor and Tom 
ends. 



UNION CARDS CALLED FOR. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 29. 
The curtain was held at the Empire 
last night until the cast of "Boys Will 
Be Boys" (which opened the dramatic 
season had produced union cards and 
satisfied the members of the stage 
hands' union they were affiliated with 
the Actors' Equity Association. Klaw 
& Erlanger are interested in the Em- 
pire^.. '. ': T ,:':i-: ■■. ■' ■" _■ ,'■ ,; 

To assure that the -stage hands will 
work with the, stock company which 
Howard Rumsey will place in the run- 
ning at the Empire next week, it was 
announced, today all members had se- 
cured A. E. A. cards. 



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MISS BARRYMORE DECIDES. 



'" Ethel Barrymore stated in an inter- 
view yesterday she had definitely de- 
cided .not to attend any rehearsals of 
the new Zoe Atkins (Frohman) play 
until the strike was settled. 

Miss Barrymore said she had notified 
Alf. Hayman to this effect 







White Announce* League Members, j 
George White stated yesterday that 
three additional members of his com- 
pany in "Scandals of 1919" had joined 
the Actors' Fidelity League. They are- 
La Sylphe, Ann ePnnington and Lou 
Holtz. •■■■■.. V 

A day ; or so ago Miss Pennington 
denied a rumor she had joined the 
League. 

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WHETHER MGRS. WILL FIGHT. 

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cago nor was another theatre closed 
in Washington. The closing of the 
i Shubert-Belasco at the Capitol Thurs- 
day night seemed to end for the nonce 
the activities of the stage bands at that 
point. ■■•• 

The dispute as to who had closed 
the Hip and Washington theatre be- 
tween the three unions indicated some 
difference of opinion on internal mat- 
ters within the unions, since knowl- 
edge of the Hip move was disclaimed 
altogether by the actors' union. 

The outside impression has been 
that the three leading lights of their 
respective unions, Actors' Equity, 
stage hands and musicians, would 
meet to decide upon questions of 
policy. A majority vote of the three 
prevailed. This meant if the stage 
hands and the musicians held together 
the . actors' union would, be outvoted, 
though the A. E. A. was the instigator 
of the strike. • /';■'■':■:. 
• With the advent of Labor Day, mark- 
ing the official opening always of a 
new season, there is nothing billed 
to open then, excepting the "Up from 
Nowhere" show, closed in Washing- 
ton.' ■ .. ■•.■.•';,■;.■. 

All open theatres within the Times 
square area are doing a turnaway 
business. When, the Hip crowds 
: Thursday night was turned out they 
rushed to other theatres within easy 
distance, only to learn there were no 
seats to_be had. , V ' , 

One Broadway manager yesterday 
offered to wager there would be ten 
theatres on the main alley reopening 
by Sept. 5. How they would reopen, 
as non-union or through a settlement 
of the present strike, or what they 
would reopen with, he refused to state. 
Nor would he inform an inquirer 
where one or even any part of ten 
companies were rehearsing at present, 
if that number, or less, of shows to 
take another «start. ■ .r 

In a statement issued by the Man-* 
ager's Association yesterday, it was 
mentioned that Samuel Gompers was 
in conference Thursday with George 
M. Cohan and Arthur Hopkins. Yes- 
terday Gompers and Cohan were re- 
ported in Washington. Mr. Cohan re- 
turned to New York this morning. 
Mr. Hopkins is in general charge of 
the -publicity for the managers and 
. has been issuing many of the man- 
ifvityftajv'ft statements to date. The state- 
ment appears in this Bulletin. . 



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OFFICIAL STATEMENTS 



THE COMICAL SIDE 







MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION. 

Desiring to make Its position clear to Mr. 
Samuel Oompors and toe American Federa- 
tion of Labor, the following statement has 
been withheld by the Producing Managers' As- 
sociation until now. air. Qomperg wai la 
conference Thursday with Qeorge M. Cohan 
and Arthur Hopkius. 

"The present actora' strike la neither found- 
ed on demands for incressed par nor decreased 
houm. Actora are conceded to be among the 
hlgheat paid people In the world. Their 
hours are shorter than those required of the 
employees of any other business. 

"Blnca Increased pay and decreased hours 
are the primary Inducing causes for the for- 
mation of Unions and affiliations with other 
Union* it Is evident that the actor la a 
stranger to the fundamental needs of Union- 
Ism* 

"From the standpoint of the employer, the 
hardships of Unionism are th eclosed shop 
and the strike. The actora agree that the 
closed shop would be a serious detriment to 
the thestro, and have publicly declared that 
they wonld not seek Us enforcement. That 
brings os to the strike, and that we have with 
as. Why the strike T 

"Falling to secure from the managers a 
satisfactory form of contract, the Actors' 
Equity Association affiliated with the White 
Rats of America, which in turn was affiliated 
with the American Federation of Labor. 

"The move was as fatal to the future of the 
" actor and the theatre as could have been con- 
ceived. In an instant, the actor's liberty was 
gone, bio right to make individual contract 
that could not be disturbed waa stripped from 
him, and he was placed Immediately under 
probable obligations to various other branches 
of labor. 

"The Actors' Equity Association at ones 
became a third party to the contract betweea 
aotor and manager, and the determining par- 
ty, since at a moment's notice it could brush 
aside the contract and aever completely the 
relations between actor and manager, no mat- 
ter how happy those relations might be. 

"A condition like this can only mean chaos 
and Anally death to the theatre. The entire 
producing business Is built on individual con- 
tract between actor and manager. Produc- 
tions are planned far ahead with certain 
actora In mind, Frequently productions are 
long postponed until such time as certain ac- 
ton are tree. The manager believes that the 
success of such productions Is made certain 
by the kelp of these actors, and naturally if 
success follows, the manager wants to feel 
certain of the services of these actors for a 
definite period. The actor, before he can 
honestly enter Into a contract for such certain 

Sorted, anast know that no Influence that can 
iterfero with his fulfillment of that contract, 
can possibly arias. He cannot serve two 
masters, the Theatre and Unionism. If be Is 
true to the honorable obligations of Union- 
ism, he has no rlgbt to make any definite psr- 
,\ sonal contract for the Theatre. Hla duty to 
\ Unionism may at any time upset it. 
'■:} "Unionism was misrepresented to tbs actor 
by the Equity leaders. He wss told thst It 
imposed no obligation upon him, that he could 
use It to get wbat he wanted, and It would 
never make demands of him. He was getting 
Into Unionism on a pass; bo believed It. 
"Then came the strike, agreed to by the ac- 
tors la a moment of hysteria. Again the 
actors wore deceived by their leaders. The* 
wore told they had a rlgbt to strike— that 
their contract had been broken by the maa- 

um, 

"When the case reached the courts, the ac- 
tors' advisers' had no defense to offer. The 
court held that the managera had not violated 
their contracts, but that the actors had, and 
Were personally liable. , 'L- 

"In the meantime the stage hands and the 
muslolans declared a sympathetic strike. The 
Intelligent actors began to aee their predlca- 
. ment. They were being bound closer and 
closed to' their affiliations. They were under 
heavy obligations to them. Then the bill- 
posters displayed their sympathy. 

"Then control of the strike began to slip 
from Actors' Equity bands. The stsge hands 
and musicians took charge. They closed the- 
atres that the Actors' Equity Association bsd 
promised protection. The Actors' Equity As- 
sociation was being bowled over by its own 
machine. 

"Now, where does the aotor stand In his 
ability to fulfill contracts! By honor he Is 
bound to the call of at least four agenoles. 
In a contract with a manager now. he would 
be a party of the sixth part, with the Actors' 
Equity Association sscond part, stage hands 
third part, musicians fourth part, billposters 
fifth part. If he can satisfy the other four 
parts, be may fulfill his contract. 

"And with himself thus helpless entangled, 
he asks why the manager does not recognise 
him. The greatest Injustice the manager 
could inflict upon the theatre and the actor, 
would be approval of the actor's present 
predicament. A nominally uncertain business 
would become so helplessly hazardous that 
no man who regarded slight security an es- 
sential, would venture into It. 

"The easiness might easily to exposed to a 
series of strikes. The lesson of the present 
strike Is enough to demonstrate that two or 
three more of them would ruin the theatrical 
bualness and reduce It to the lowest vitality 
it baa known since Its Infancy: 

"The substitution of new managements or 
actor-managements would in no way alleviate 
the situation, since tbey In turn would be 
ever subject to the same conditions which 
the present managers believe would make the- 
stro operation and play production too has- 
ardons to bs longer attractive. 

"■van those managera who persisted under 
these conditions would necessarily confine 
their activities to fsw productions, which were 



in the first place comparatively small In ini- 
tial risk, and possible of easy operative cost 

"This in turn would ' automatically throw 
hundreds of actors out of work, as well aa 
stage hands and musicians. Bo the final 
upshot Is a great diminishing of the thestrs 
Itself, a hardship to all actora whether en- 
gaged or not, a great depletion In the ranks 
of the already unionised portion of the the- 
atre, and the reduction of the producer to an 
occasional dabbler in Insignificant efforts. All 
vitality would be gone. It would be .the stage 
enchained. 

"The Equity officials have repeatedly 
claimed that the managers were fighting the 
American Federation of Labor. The charge 
is either stupid or malicious. The managera 
have worked in perfect harmony for the past 
twenty years with the Federation of Labor, 
and are scarcely seeking a quarrel now. But 
the managers do bellsve that the actor has no 
Place In tne Federation of Labor, and that 
the relationship can only work great hardship 
on all concerned." 

fidelityIeague. 

The Board of Directors of the Actors' Fidel- 
ity League were in executive aesalon late yes- 
terday afternoon for the purpose of framing ad- 
ditional salient clauses to the contract between' 
actor and manager now In the making. These 
Clauses will in turn be submitted to the Pro- 
ducing Managers' Association tor ratification. 

Among the more important points taken up 
' today were those which provide a- bond by 
both contracting parlies aa a guarantees of 
good faith (hat al Ithe terms of the contract 
be lived up to. This bond will thus insure 
the permanency of contracts that are now being 
framed and wll dispel any doubts aa to the 
permanency of the conceslona that the maaa- 

Sera are making, that may have existed la 
ie actor's mind. 

These clauses with additional features will 
be read at the mass meeting of the Actora* 
Fidelity League at the Hotel Bilunore, 
when the newly elected president, George 11. 
Cohan, will preside. From then on Mr. Cohan 
wll lassume psruonal direction of the League's 
affairs and will occupy hie ottos each day at 
the Actora' Fidelity League, headquarters at 
122 W. 43d street. 

The following are life members of the 
League: Arthur Ashley, Julia Arthur, Janet 
Beecher, Virginia Tyler Brooks, lna Claire, 
Marie Cablll. Blanche Bates, \oe Barnott, 
Lionel Brabam. Eugenie Blaire, Amelia Bing- 
ham, Ivah Willis Coburn, Ruth Chester, Eugene 
Co lies, William Collier, Frederick Carr, Patri- 
cia Coinage, Qeorge ii. Cohan, Allan Dine- 
hart, Patsy Deforest, Bessie MoCoy Davis, 
Jeanne Eagles, Sam Forrest, Harry Furst, 
Ralph Hen, Eileen Huban, John Halllday, 
.Gladys Hanson, Peggy Hopkins, Ben Johnson. 
Justine Johnstone, Howard Kyle, Frieda Leon- 
ard, Alexander Leftwlcb, Lew Locked, Clara 
Llpman, Henry Miller, Louis Msnn, Harry K. 
Morton, Burr Mcintosh, Mary Marble, Florence 
Nsh, May Maah, Effingham Pinto. Minnie 
Palmer, Jose Ruben, Mary Ryaa, Edith Ran- 
dolph, Frances Starr, Lyall Bwete, Arthur 
Shaw, Olive Tell, Alma Tell, Lenore Ulrica, 
Carolotta Monteray, Dvld Warfleld. Olive 
Wyndham, Minnie Maddern Fluke, Adelaide 
Wilson, Emily Anna Wellman, Maijorle Wood, 
f4elda Bears, Thomas E. Shea and Qeorge 
MacFarlane. . 

A* E.. A* 

You havs read the opinion of Mr. famnel 
Untermeyer. Enclosed is ths further opinion 
of Hon. Morrltt Lane, considered one of the 
best Equity Iswyers In ths United flutes. A 
careful reading of this shows that ths mana- 
gers themselves broke the spirit and letter of 
all existing contracts with Equity members 
when they definitely decided and announced 
that they would no longer deal with Equity 
as ths representative of the actor. Thla right 
of reprosecution has always been most essen- 
tial to the actor. It la the very reason for 
the existence of the Actors' Equity Association. 

Please note csrefuly thst the opinion given 
by Judge Hendricks was not an argument on 
the merits and does not decide the question 
of contrsot breaking at all. Thla question 
resU entirely on "Who broke the contracts 
first." The evidence on this head waa not 
before Judge Hendricks. 

Answer to the claim that by litigation with 
the American Federation of Labor we have 
ceased to bs autonomous. 

Any claim that the A. B. A. has not kspt 
tbs full control of the actions of IU members 
and Us finances la wholly untrue. Neither 
Mr. Mountford or Mr. FlUpatriok have aay 
control over the affairs of. the A. K. A. Not 
only is our branch autonomous, but by virtue 
of Its large membership it controls tbs poller 
of the Affiliated Actors and Actresses of Amer- 
ica. The only ease where we would be obliged 
to act In case of a strike of the members of 
any affiliated branch, would be whore a cer- 
tain theatre became unfair. In that cass we 
could not work In that theatre as strike 
breakers, obviously, we would not want to 
do so. 

Thst there Is discrimination against' at- 
tractions that are 100% Equity. 

la every such case careful Investigation 
has shown either thst some member of the 
P. M. A is interested In the attraction or 
that the management is not living up to the 
requirements of ths A, B. A, 



A. E. A.'S LETTER. 

Frank Gillmore sent out letters to 

the A. E. A. membership list yesterday, 

containing a list of 100 persons who 

are supposed to have joined the Ac- 



THE STRIKE, 
By DAVE CLARK [EVAD] 

I can't find my diary, so I'm writing 
as I go. I dub some atorles from 
the thin Scrap Book that I've had 
in years ago. 

I'll have to clip the stories and paite 
'em in the Book. I've tried to read 
the papers, but the only thing I see: 
"Mr. Cohan says," etc., and "Mr. Geo. 
M. Cohan will be?" and "Mr. Cohan 
also says," etc \ 

I'm afraid to follow him and ask 
him about the strike, but as I've been 
a newspaper man, I could talk to 
presidents. Whatever the situation 
v/as, but I am too weak to talk to the 
"King of the Country." 

I read a little story of Cohan a 
few days ago, and his "Do," but he 
never won a Pound over a million. 
I always read about him. 

I am writing my confession, and 
Im writing as I go, as I guess the 
history as I've seen them years ago. 
• I know I couldn't ask him why he 
"squared it" for the "mob," as he 
never .told me 'why. I lost a lot of 
names, but I know their descriptions, 
but I never asked him why. 

I'm trying not to "swell him up," 
but I know. '.*. 

The , confession goes on. 

I am going to "swell myself so I'm 
going as I go. 

I am trying not to use any "slang" 
names, but I can't get away from 
"squaring it." 

. I hate to boost a "wise guy," but 
I hate to "pan" 'em all. He "squared 
it" for a million, but a million "squared 
it" for me. 

Some years, from years, if I should 
need a shave, if I should ask' him, 
he would "squared it" if be could. 

I haven't time to write his history, 
if he read it he would faint. He 
doesn't know I followed him far. 20 
years ago, and "never said a word." 

Harry Tigh't (Tighe?) (as he could 
be) tried to calle me call me laught, 
but Dave Clark had to sneak away 
from him as he didn't have my "ear 
muffs." 

Eddie Fay stepped out of the Lambs 
chowder joint, last night, and some- 
body made him laugh, so he lost his 
—butt. 

I bad to talk to Harry Kelly, as 
his old plug hat, as he tried to sing 
a song of mine, but his voice wss all 
wet, so I give him a copy entitled 
"Here Comes Kelly and His Old Plug 
Hat." It's hard to hand a copy to 
Kelly at a cabaret, when I meet him 
late at night. . 

I don't know how he got out of 
the Baux Art late at night He only 
found the Boardwalk for a week. 

Bide Dudley, the "Equity World," 
shock-hand with Dave Clark, at the 
Cohan & Harris theatre yesterday. 

Dave said he Couldn't see his face 
and he thought it was Doctor Dull 
(By Winsor McKay), as he only had 
a fat old umbrella with him under- 
neath. . ' 

tors' Fidelity League. The letter in- 
structs the A. E. A.'s receiving it to 
call upon any of the 100 that have 
joined the opposition that they know 
personally, with additional instruc- 
tions as to how to proceed to lay the 
arguments cf the A. E. A. before therm 
The object of the A. E. A. letter is to 
wean back A. E. A.'s who have strayed 
from the fold, also to win new recruits 
who have joined the Fidelity, and who, 
in the opinion of the Equity, are not 
thoroughly conversant with the situ- 
ation. / 
- It was announced by an Equity of- 
ficial recently that any A. E. A. join- 
ing the Fidelity would lay himself open 
to charges and possible expulsion. 
The latest letter would seem to indi- 
cate that the Equity policy is to be 
somewhat different, and that if an A. 
E. A joins the Fidelity and recants 



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THS INQUIRING REPORTER 

Every Day Be Asks five Persona, 

Ptekad at Random. a Question . 
(Wttn Ss jSSSj S J S S u f. Jmi tamfrnm tsaf 

. Tw-a«y«e ««aatloaa. 

TAMMANY YODNO, the gate-crasher, 
waa ■ the first one approached by the 
inquisitive reporter. He needs no in- 
jJ2»uctlon and never had any to anyone. 
"Well, fella," he said, when ths nosey 

3g asked him wbat he thought it was 
I about, "I think I'll be able to get to 
Cincinnati next month, even If I have 
8 w 5. ,k ,nere - or course t am sorry that 
the Giants and Yanks ain't playing for 

Hi? &&&B MTin i out at that I don't 
think I'd pay a nickel to see 'em in ac- 
tion againat each other. I never did see 
a tennis game In my life, but If they 
keep on keeping the lid onto Broadway, 
iS? k " U ke vn ° 8 torcei to soeh Forest 
Hills forty-love contribution. Anyhow 
of the Ysnks can't kop I hope the White 
8?" heat the Cleveland Indiana to 'Iti ' 
If Wlllard bad a atayed down in the 
first round in Toledo. I'd have been six 
and a half gram to the good." .'., 

. AL WBBK8, dramatic editor «f the 
Detroit News. "I come from a live 
town, young man ." ostd the popular 
Al to the news gathering demon. ''They 
say that I wss sent here to cover this 
strike, but I'll let you In on something. 
Which Is that I make the big burg 
every year about this tine. Seems to. 
me as If many of you birds were con- 
siderably excited about strike doings. TO 
me, however, if all the good shows that 
are closed on Broadway ever visited that 
dear Detroit, all in ono season, the 
populace would forget Henry and the 
supply of tin lizzies would be more than 
ample rlgbt around here." Whereupon 
Al thoughtfully twirled bis cane and 
ambled for the Lambs club. 

BARNEY FAQAN was nailed at the 
corner of 48th 8treet and Broadway. Mr. 
?>san was asked what he thought of the 
strike. Mr. Fsgan replied: ,v Hj bene- 
fit looks like s monstrous success. I' 
have Dave Clerk scheduled to head the 
pill and I know hie speech will be an 
Interesting one. My teeth are in good 
shape and I hope I will be able to make 
thla speech Mr. Clark bas suggested mo j 
to mske. Next week I sm going to make 
my debut In show business again. If 
nothing happens call me up at the Pal- 
ace Hotel. The service there Is wonder- 
Mi." __ 

DAVB CLARK'S dally wall was as 
follows: "You .keep giving me "ssveoty- 
flve cento' when I ssk for a dollar and 
how can I get Into those silver lunches 
when the rice pudding Is fifteen cents. 
I am beginning to think this strike Is 
driving you nutty too, and If anything 
should happen to you I know a sani- 
tarium up In Connecticut where they 
cured me. It's a funny freak to me, but 
nnt|l I was born and I've seen these 
chump gooses keep going and I don't 
■want to snoor any more coffee in front 
of them unless I have a cooties with 
me. This Is the same old strike aa 
twenty yours ago with BhUbert and' 
Xlsw and Erlanger and I can't bo an- 
noyed now because. You keep asking mo ■ 
questions all the time and you don't say 
anything because it's a funny freak. to.- 

. LOUIS mann was next grabed by-the 
Nosep Reporter and opinion follows:-. 
"You misquoted me so often that I dare 
not discuss this cstastrophe In proper 
language. All I wish to soy about you 
newspapermen Is this, BTAOINSHRDLTJ t 
)80A r .4OODCMF9HRDHR. and also this, 
-I7EBC 28THMBTAOIN.0789 but » 
you will agree to quote me as follows, 1 
will say ibis (ths Ingulsltlve reporter: 
fainted at this period and was promptly 
token to Bellevue Hospital). v^. 



in sufficient time, he will be receive! 
back into the A E, A. fold again. : 

This idea is also supported by i 
speech made at the Equity meeting a 
the Lexington yesterday by Wiltoi 
Lackaye. in which he stated that thosi 
who had made "a mistake" and joinet 
the Fidelity should be allowed to comi 
back to the Equity. The sentiraen 
was vigorously applauded. - 
_The arguments to be used on thi 
Fidelity members who have belbngec 
to Equity before joining the opposi 
tion or in some instances have be 
longed to no organization at all ari 
contained in an A. E, A. statement it 
this issue. . 

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Secretary, Speaking at Lexington Yesterday. House 
Holds Packed Attendance.. Nothing Spec- 
tacular Develops. Wilton Lackaye 
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There was a noticeable absence of 
the spectacular features marking pre- 
vious mass meetings of the Equity at 
jf : ;the A. E. A. session, held at the Lex- 
?if iugton yesterday afternoon. The 
'house was packed to capacity, with 
standees filling every open space 
available. The crowd was evidently 
attracted through the hope of hearing 
definite details of the joint confer- 
ence of the Equity, I. A. T. S. E and 
American Federation of Musicians 
.with the Executive Board of the A. F. 
of L. in Washington Thursday after- 
noon. 

./Frank Gillmore, speaking with ref- 
erence to the Washington conference, 
stated he was not at Liberty to dis- 
close the details of what had' taken 
place, for reasons that he could not 
''§*/' discuss. Mr. Gillmore did say he was 
in a position to announce the Execu- 
tive Board of the A. F. of L. had gone 
on record as guaranteeing all the sup- 
v;. port the American Federation of La- 
bor could give to the Equity, stage 
hands and musicians, to the end that 
they might win the strike. 
■ The closing of the Shubert-Belasco, 
Washington, Mr. Gillmore stated, was 
one direct result of the Washington 
conference. 

Possibly the most important an- 
nouncement made by Mr. Gillmore 
was that Daniel Tobin, national presi- . 
dent, of the Teamsters' Union, had 
stated any time the Equity called for 
the teamsters would be 
to refuse to transport 



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called upon 

scenery of managerial concerns "un- 
fair" to organized labor. Whether the 
tfALA will take immediate advantage 
^ygf ! the Teamster Union's offer, Mr. 
Gillmore failed to mention. 

%'A hint of the policy to be folk) wed 
by the allied forces of the A. E. A. 
was conveyed when Gillmore declared 
theatres would continue to be closed, 

"here, there and everywhere" when it 
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such closings. 

An explanation of why the Gallo 
Opera Go. had been placed in the "ex- 
fempt" class concluded Mr. Gillmore's 
speech. The ■ Gallo exemption (as has 
, '^been published) was ordered by the 
§ | 'A. E. A. because Gallo had already paid 
the Shuberts two weeks' rental for the 
Shubert Theatre, New York, and if 
not allowed to open Gallo would be 
the loser and not the Shuberts. s 
The first appearance of Wilton Lac- 
||J|kaye. at an Equity meeting since the 
strike started was marked by one of 
the most brilliant speeches Mr. Lac- 
kaye has ever made. 
: cr He. placed himself unqualifiedly on 
the side of the Equity. Giving a com- 
plete history of the strike and its 
.causes, Lackaye was frequently inter- 
rupted by demonstrations of applause 
&$$»nd laughter. Some of his remarks 
§.i»Lwerc:. •.-..■■..." 

/Tt's come to a pretty pass when 
|f^,v graduates of the Bowery delegate 
|&g themselves as a committee to instruct 
fe| yOU ladies and gentlemen on the prin- 
"thi ciples of art. Your officers didn't tell 
~#y©u what to do— you told them (the 
^pgmanagers) what to do. 
', . ;' "Mr. Albee was present at a meeting 
',■!;%)" of: the Managers' Association a few 
(Mfidays before the strike commenced. 
-'^fj$p«Ir. Albee gave them (managers) some 
sage advice. He told them that your 



organization (A. E A.) must, be de- 
stroyed. He told them to start another 
and rival organization. He told -them 
to attack your leaders— to make a fuss 
over certain actors— and to raise sal- 
aries temporarily to get your organi- 
zation out of the way. And remember 
all of this was done before a strike 
had even started. Had there been no 
strike these tactics would have been 
employed by the managers, anyway, 
and on Mr. Albee's advice. We are 
all working men and women. I think 
our affiliation with the Federation of 
Labor was a wonderful move on our 
part. The managers have pushed to 
the front young men, so that when 
the final Victory comes for the Equity, 
the big fellows can lay the blame on 
the little managers. The managers 
are. losing loads of money. They are 
not so accustomed to being without 
money as actors, and it hurts. The 
managers refused to arbitrate because 
they know they are absolutely wrong." 
The Actors' Fidelity League, Lackaye 
characterized as the "Fiddle Dee Dee 



Society." During his speech Lackaye 
told several stories and anecdotes to 
illustrate his points, all delivered in- 
imitably. 

John Drew preceded Mr. Lackaye 
and pledged himself unalterably on the 
side of Equity. Mr. Drew made use 
of the familiar quotation in effect : 
"My country, when she is. right, may 
she never be wrong. But my country 
right or wrong." The same applies, 
to Equity 1 , Mr. Drew concluded, S I am 
for Equity, all the time right or wrong, 
but,! know Equity is right" 

Frank Bacon told of going to the 
Actors' Fidelity League meeting on 
the invitation of some one who phoned 
him. Following the meeting Mr. B a- 
con.said he was more convinced than 
ever that Equity was absolutely in the 
right, and he would stick to the A. E. 
A . to the final curtain. 

Francis Wilson informed the as- 
semblage that William Farnum had 
contributed $5,000 to the Equity strike 
fund, adding "that's the kind of a 
little guy Bill Farnum is." Later Mr. 
Farnum made a speech, in which he 
said he too was born on the Fourth of 
July. Both Wilson's and Farnum's sal- 
lies were immediately taken up by the 
crowd as having reference to Geo. M. 
Cohan, with consequent applause for 
Farnum and a mixture of- applause and 
hisses for Cohan. 

" John D; Cashin, president of the Sta- 
tionary Engineers' Union, announced 
that tne theatre engineers were with, 
the stage hands, musicians and Equity 
heart and soul, and would take any 
action, m the way of sympathetic sup* 
port, desired, any time the call came. 

W. B. Rubin, attorney for the Four 
A's, spoke of the recent court injunc- 
tions, the general import of his re- 
marks being that inasmuch as the in- 
junctions were in part void in his opin- 



THE STRIKE SITUATION 



The Roral YacabmO* 



(Comstook ft 



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J Harris), Cohan and Hard* 
"Listen Leanes" (John Cort), Kniek 

erbocker. 

«Cnu Cain Olum" 
Geat), Century. 

"MidaiKht whirl- (Horrta 
Century Boot. 

"Ok. What ft GUV (Sbnberts). Shu- 
bert, 

"The Fly* HUlesy (Comstook ft 
Gleet ), Lyrla 

"The Crlniaon AUU** (deo. Broad- 
huret), Broadhurst 

"A Vole* in the Daift* (A. H. 
Woods), Bepubllo. 

•"Nightie *Hghl» (Adolph Klaukir), 
Princess. 

"Li«bt«i»" (Smith ft Golden), Gai- 
ety. 

"She'» a Good Fellow** (CheS. Dil- 
lingham). GAobe. 

"M«nte Criito, Jr„ Winter Garden. 

"•eaednle ot wv (Geo. White), 
Lilberty. 



IN NEW YORK 

SHOWS CLOSED 

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(Lew Fields). 
(Shubert) , 44th 
(Chas. Coburn), 
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"A Lemtetr 

Casino. 
"Qmletlem ef 

Street. 
"The Batter 

Booth. 
"3» East" (Shubert-Raohel 

•re), Maalne Blllott 
"Foiiiea" (Flo. Zlegfeld). Amstor- 

dam. 
•-A Be«ral«x Fellow" (C. B. Cook). 

Cort • 

*"A*ei» and Era" (Comstook ft 

Gea t ) . Longracr*. 
•»■*• Weuld wad She Did" (W. A. 

Brady), Vanderbllt 
"•jf. O'OToek amd indBlait Berne 

(Zieg-feld), Amsterdam Boot. 
*Tk»« Wne Walk la Darknc**" 

(Shubert), 48th Street. 
•«Toe> Many .; Huabande" (A. H. 

Woods), Hudson. 
«I* I* LnelUe** (Alfred B. Aarona 

and Geo. D. Selts). Henry Miller. 
"Happy Days" Hippodrome. . 
Thurston, Globe. ' . . 

"She Would and She Did." To© 
huraton announced premieres since 



•«Ntsttle Night," «A n«nlir Fellow, 
Many Huebande," "Adam and Bra." 
strike started; could not 'open. 

SHOWS OPEN 
«At 9AIV (W. A Brady), Playhouse. 

EXEMPT SHOWS 

'John FfrgMM" (Theatre Guild), Benefit j Performance by 

-Gpea^ch TUUj« FelU^ <AL ftAjtZ" 1 *"'* *«*** 

Jones), Greenwich Village. 

REOPENED WITH PICTURES 

**!£, i A* rart i. " "Bvangelina" and Lyric. "Deliverance." 

"Kathleen Mavourneen." Central— "Checkers*' (picture). 



IN CHICAGO 

SHOWS CLOSED 



«Can»y HI eke" (Moroaco), Cort — 

"Prince There Was" (Cohan ft -Har- 
ris), Cohan's Grand. 

"Up la Mabel's Boom" (A H. 
Woods), Woods. 

"Aawel Face" (Geo. W. Lederer), 
Colonial. 



(J. I* Blaneh- 



"Honeyxaoon foywm" 

ard), LaSallo. 
"Scandal- (Walter Hast), Garriok. 

"Snnehla<v" (Johnstone & Shaw), 

Studebaker. 
"Pawing Show" (Shubert), Palace. 



IN WASHINGTON 

y SHOWS CLOSED. 
sr/p From Nowhere" (J. D. Williams). Shubert— -Belasoo. 



ion that the Equity had b perfe„ 
right. to picket and seek to gain mem'.f 
bers wherever they (the Equity mem:? 
bers) felt like soliciting them. 

Other speakers were Chas. C. Shay 1 
Has sard Short. Ed. Wynn and Brucij 
McRae. All or the speakers were a©.j 
corded enthusiastic applause, lasting] 
for a minute and over, the enthusiasm ] 
shown at yesterday's meeting being] 
greater in every way than even the] 
unusual demonstrations marking the] 
previous sessions. .- , 

DILLINGHAM QUITS HIP. 

. Charles Dillingham tendered his 
resignation to the U. S. Realty & Im- 
provement Co. yesterday . in a vain ef- 
fort to lift, the strike ban on the Hip, 
podrome. " | 

S. B. Newman, one of the executives 
of the LAI S. E., stated yesterday 
the strike was started when Marie 
Dressier called out the. Hip chorus as 
a protest against the formation of the. 
Actors-Fidelity League. It was also, 
stated the resignation of Mr, Dilling- 
ham as managing director of the 
house would not alter the status, of the 
Hippodrome until the house manage- 
ment arranged its differences with the 
members of the Chorus Union. What 
those differences are no one seems to 
know. 

A statement was issued at the Hip- 
podrome yesterday regarding Mr. Dil- 
lingham's resignation and attached' 
was the manager's letter to the com- 
pany operating the building. 

The statement reads :^ 

"When he (Dillingham) found the 
Labor Union did not believe the United 
States Realty & Improvement Com- 
pany was the owner and operator of 
the Hippodrome and had called out its 
men because he was a member of the 
Producing Managers'. Association, Mr. 
Dillingham immediately sent in his, 
resignation to the Realty Co. as fol- 
lows ■■'■:''• I 

"Rather than keep 1,100 good people 
out of work I will strike myself. I 
hereby tender my resignation as mana- 
ger 'of the New York Hippodrome, to 
take effect immediately." 

It was also stated at the Hippodrome 
that those who did not go out on 
strike would receive aid from the Hip-; 
podrome Fund during the period the, 
house was closed. 
T Grant Stewart, of the A. E. A, made 
a statement hailing the closing of the 
Hip as a signal victory for the strik- 
ing actors. He said : '•'.'- 

"It is clear that the closing of the 
Hippodrome is a direct response of 
organized labor to George M. Cohan's 
threat to spend $500,000 to split the 
Equity Association. And if more un- 
willing chorus girls are forced to join 
the Actors' Fidelity League, more the- 
atres wH be closed, and if more jobless 
barkeepers are enrolled in the League^ 
still more." 

Yesterday Miss Dressier assumed 
full responsibility for the Hippodrome 
walkout. She stated: 

"This is 'war. When our boys went 
overseas to fight the Germans they 
went over, to fight all the Germans, not 
just a' few. When I called the strike 
at the Hippodrome, I expected just a 
few of the girls to walk out, but 180 
leaped forth." ' 

; It was stated at. the Hippodrome 
yesterday an attempt to adjust matters 
would be made so that it might be 
possible for the house to ge underway 
again tonight. 



A. E. A. ADVERTISEMENTS. 

The Sunday advertisements for to- 
morrow's papers carry notices of the' 
A. E. A. special shows, and they are 
listed in "box" fashion, somewhat like 
the Sunday advertisements of the Shu- 
berts .and K. & E. strings. . 

Underlined at the bottom of the 
"ads" is the line, "No Broadway The- 
atres Yet But Broadway Casts." 

The shows and houses announced 
are at, the Lexington, Thomashefsky, 
Second Avenue, and the Academy of 
Music, Brooklyn. 



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Premiere Last Night. Managers Rumored 

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The big bomshell scheduled for La- 
bor Day in the present theatrical 
strike evidently was directed at Bos- 
ton, where six attractions were closed 
at the matinee. The prevention of the 
opening of the Shubert Theatre last 
night with the Gallo Opera Company 
as the attraction was another A. E. A. 
point. In addition to this the only 
development was the reopening of the 
Hippodrome at the matinee with 
"Happy Days" after the attraction had 
been closed for four performances. 

The issuance of statements and 
counter-statements proceeded on both 
sides of the fence with the Actors' 
Fidelity League trailing with its state- 
ments. Yesterday was a day of "tips" 
rather than statements, for it was a 
"tip" to the newspapermen that start- 
ed men toward the Greenwich*- Village 
section. Earlier in the day the news 
that the Bronx opera house was un- 
able to open because the theatre was 
controlled by the Cohan & Harris, A. 
H. Woods and Shubert interests was 
verified. The attraction there was to 
have been the Mack .Sennett feature, 
"Yankee Doodle in Berlin" with the 
Bathing Beauties. The walkout of the 
picture machine operators was the 
cause of closing that house. 

The Shubert (Gallo Opera Company) 
had to turn back the money for the 
opening performance. Up to Saturday 
the opening seemed, to be assured, to 
the extent there was a rehearsal Sat- 
urday afternoon which included the 
orchestra and after the regular three 
hours that are allotted an opening at- 
traction had been consumed, ah addi- 
tional hour was used by the manage- 
ment. 

After the closing of the Shubert and 
the refunding of about $1,600 which the 
house would have held last night, the 
entire chorus of the company marched 
to the Equity strike headquarters sing- 
ing. The closing of the theatre was 
directly brought about through the mu- 
sicians refusing to work. 



The report was about yesterday the 
managers ate preparing to recast 
closed or stopped plays, first proceed- 
ing by calling for rehearsal the play- 
ers under contract, in order that the 
managers may be free to procure sub- 
stitutions for those failing to appear. 
This led to the prevailing belief 
the managers, ■ in pursuance of the 
statement issued by George M. Cohan 
that ten theatres would reopen within 
the next two or three weeks, have 
finally determined to go against the 
American Federation of Labor, in a 
finish battle. On the other hand it 
seemed to be the opinion in certain 
circles that this week will see the end 
of the fight, with the same report say- 
ing that in the settlement to be 
reached between the opposing forces 
the A. E. A. will secure the recogni- 
tion it has been struggling" for from 
the managers. 

: The settlement rumor was pretty 
much inside stuff and could not be 
traced. It appeared to have had some- 
thing to do with the visit to Wash- 
ington one day last week of George ML 
Cohan and Arthur Hopkins. The strike 
order in Boston yesterday somewhat 
dented the vajue of the peace report, 
but it still persisted. - 

The express drivers were reported 
yesterday to have refused to handle 
theatrical baggage or equipment in 
sympathy with the actors' strike. This 
followed a resolution last week of 
the Teamsters' Union declaring with 

: . the A. E. A. and the other striking 

\ theatrical unions. / 

The Strike Situation box in this is- 
sue of the Bulletin shows a total of 
blank theatres closed so far by the 
strike, in and outside of New York. 
No changed conditions was reported 



PHILADELPHIA DOESN'T OPEN. 



Philadelphia, Aug. 30. ~ 
The local theatrical situation felt its 
first effect of the strike called by the 
Equity Association here today, when 
it was officially announced that no at- 
tempt would be made to open the Gar- 
rick with "La La Lucille" or the A del- 
phi with 'Toby's Bow" Monday. These 
two shows were the only ones sched- 
uled to start the legitimate season 
here. The advance safe at both thea- 
tres was stopped yesterday and the 
refund of money for the sale of teats • 
started this morning. It is very doubt- 
ful now if any of the legimate theatres 
in this city will attempt to Open their 
season until the strike troubles are 
adjusted. 

Despite that many attractions book- 
ed to play the fir it-class theatres here 
are owned by managers not members 
of the P. M. A., all the bookings for 
the seven legimate theatres, are made 
through the K. & E. and the Shuberts. 

LEASES ACADEMY, PHILADELPHIA. 

The A. E. A. production department 
opened its out-of-town campaign Sat- 
urday, with the acquisition of the 
Academy, Philadelphia, leased by the 
Equity. •* ' 

The house will open about Sept 9 
with an Equity production— probably a 
musical comedy. 

Col. Earle Boothe, chairman of the 
Entertainment Committee, says the 
A. E. A favor extended runt over the 
onenight stand policy. 

STAGE HANDS ASSESSED. 

Washington, Sept. 1. 
The local stage hands and musicians 
have been assessed 10 per cent of their 
salaries, in addition to the Interna- 
tional (union) assessment of one dollar. 



"YANKEE DOODLE" HELD OUT. 



"Yankee Doodle in Berlin" and the 
Sennett Bathing Girls, scheduled te 
begin a week's engagement at the 
Bronx opera house yesterday after- 
noon, called off the date, following; a 
conference between the Sol Lesser in- 
terests and the I. A. T. S. E. 

The Lesser people were informed by 
the I. A officials that if lie attraction 
should attempt to open at the Bronx 
the picture operators would be called 
out, because of the house being a Co- 
han & Harris theatre. 



COMPLAINT BUREAU ORGANIZED, 

The A E. A has established a com- 
plaint department, which will be an 
adjunct of the engagement bureau at 
160 West 45th street. A notice posted 
on the bulletin board at strike head- 
quarters requests A. E. A. members t© 
furnish the complaint department with 
information concerning the following 
abuses: long rehearsals and short 
runs, half salary weeks, fares to New 
York refused, Saturday lost in order 
to play Sunday, buying costumes and 
show closing leaving players in debt, 
contract violation and any other gen- 
eral abuses coming to the individual, 
attention of any member. 



from Washington 
two plays announ 
opening and one t 
agers' associatio 
"Pollyanna" at th 



hiladelphia missed 

d for a Labor Day 

anager of the man- 

(Tyler) opened 

Capitol Sunday. 



"FOLLIES" PEOPLE CALLED. 

A notice sent out by Flo Ziegfeld 
stated all members of "The Follies" 
had been ordered to report at the 
Amsterdam theatre this morning for 
rehearsal. 

Another notice from the same office 
stated the roof shows of Ziegfeld's will 
be shortly produced. For these Fran- 
ces White has been engaged as a 
"single turn." Miss White and Wil- 
liam Rock (Rock & White) have dis- 
solved their stage partnership, the no- 
tice said. 



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Fidelity Meeting Tonight 

The next meeting of the Actors' 
Fidelity League is to be held tonight 
at the Hotel Biltmore. 



LENOX THEATRE NOW A. L A,- 

The A. E. A signed a lease for t.'.**; 
Lenox theatre yesterday and will pat 
in an Equity vaudeville show next 
Monday night. . •' 

The Lenox (at 110th and Lenox ave- 
nue) was formerly a Yiddish theatre 
and has connections with the down- ' 
town group including the Thomashef- 
sky and, 2nd Ave. 

The capacity of the Lenox is 900. 

MANAGERS NOW SPEAKING, 

The strike is reported to have 
brought together Marc Klaw and A. 
L. Ertanger, who are now calling one 
another by their first names. 

It is said to have placed Erlanger 
and Lee Shubert on a more friendly 
footing than they have had for several 
years back. 

FIDELITY OFFERS MONEY. 

The A F. L. issued an announcement 
yesterday saying it would, advance 
money to all members applying for it, 
after an investigation. 

Assurances were given in the an- 
nouncement that the advances would 
be held in the strictest of confidence. 

The A. E. A. has had an emergency 
fund for its members since the strike 
first started, .j^ 



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By FRANCIS WUjBON. 

§ ■: Id port of the arguments presented by the 
member* of the Fidelity League one finds an 
• almost indecent exposure of child-like intelll- 
•V.' fence. Mr. David Warfield seems not to hare 
heard of such things as the right to collective 
bargaining, the right of an individual to be 
represented by counsel, or that autocracy of 

Player and corporations is a thing of the 
. ' When Warfield declares that the contract 
"proffered to actors by the managers through 
the Fidelity League Is "the most remarkable 
■ and the most favorable contract that oonld 
have been dreamed of," he merely elaborates 
"the obvious. He also unintentionally pars a 
great compliment to the Actors' Equity Asso- 
ciation. 

Wht Is equally obvious, but what Mr. War- 
field evidently fails to comprehend, la that the 
managers themselves never dreamed of suoh a 
contract until the many thousand members of 
.the Actors' Equity Association brought It to 
their attention — for as the Times has aald 
editorially, that "remarkable" contract Is 
merely the Actors' Equity contract "with an 
•"added gesture." 
' Only a few days ago a pompous member ef 
the Fidelity League held forth interminably 
- on the utter Impossibility of managers granting 
«ucb. terms. Suddenly, to what must have 
been to the pompous member's humiliation, the 
master's voice was heard, and behold ! the 
terms were not only granted, but bettered. 
.This yielding was due to no managerial con- 
sideration of the actor nor of appreciation of 
what David Warfield, continuing to speak 
largely, calls the "terifflo disturbance In the 
profession." Not at all. It was wholly in- 
spired by the desire to attract much-needed 
.members to the think ranks of the Fidelity 
:,, League (sometimes called "The Fldoes"), and 
In furtherance of the futile plan to disrupt the 
/Actors' Equity Association. . -, 
:/r' V Mr. Warfield's concern over the obstinacy of 
9,000 members of Kqulty insisting upon the 
recognition of tfc$rNh's*ociatlon is strikingly 
Illustrated' by tWhatoa* of the lone, hold-out 
--juryman who eompiatoed of the plgheadedness 
■C.vef the other cloves' jurors. 
''£.: -As a former < member of Equity's Council, 
from which he was tactfully requested to 
;V2s'l- ToUre, Mr. Warfield should have known better 
""than to suggest that Equity withdraw Its 
. demand for recognition — that it should stultify 
Itself by renouncing all for which it stands In 
';■■ order that the Indefensible and selfish Interests 
: , v - of Mr. Warfield and his co-conspirators may 
continue indefinitely. Just how Warfield ex- 
plains to himself or his friends the willingness 
Bsf-:flf managers to give better than Equity terms 
to the Fidelity League While omitting power 
to enforce those terms, and while conceding 
those terms to be fair and just, the producing 
managers should desire to crush the Actors' 
Equity Association for having originated them, 
and Just why Warfield should take pains In 

Jirint to insult ordinary Intelligence by making 
udefensible, child-like statements, is not quite 
'A'Volear. 

$^0 The publicity department of the Fidelity 
League should be notified that the address of 
the Montessiro Kindergarten is still to be found 
In the telephone book. 

FRANCIS WILSON, 
§|Kf"is President 

The managers are wrong in their estimate of 
the actors' psychology in this struggle, as 
wrong as, the Germans were In auch matter 
lis the war. The actor has revealed unsus- 
pected characteristics during the last few 
weeks. A smouldering resentment has burst 
iito flame ; resentment against managerial 
boeBlain, against tricky construction and exe- 
cution of contracts, against the abuse of power 
'^glided hands, against the debasing trend of 
ome managerial taste, against many wrongs 
, /'.that eannot be righted la a material way. 
yv^rtore are now stirred into action and the 
r'f- hove of emancipation. 
ygS'^'The showy generosity of the money terms 
now offered by the managers, and the evasion 
of the Issue— to save their faces — shown in the 
-: wording of the clause as to the oneice of 
arbitrators are hot the vital questions. 
/■ The actor, with the co-operative movement In 
mind, has to consider the possible actions of 
his competitors. Valuable lessons may be 
JgJ derived as to the lengths to which competitions 
5&;may lead from the experience of Klaw, Flake, 
Belasco, Bhubert, Brlanger, etc These man- 
f> tS& *-.*»•«. now so tightly bonded together, have 
3 aekdlft .records showing Just what they respeo- 
V ■ tlvely inflicted or endured. These questions 
ufgjfcra more vital than remuneration for an extra 
jfematineo on the substitution of the word "any" 
']) fbr;the word "Equity"! The managers had 
<-thelr plans laid long before the strike; the 
; actors must lay their plans to meet what 
... their competitors will do. There Is known 
...■"; among the sportsmanlike suoh a thing as 
$$'£; 'friendly competition. Against that no one 
.■need lay a deeper plan than to let the best 
win; but the Equity has no expectation that 
^ suoh a Blpirlt will animate all the managers. 
1 • i It has the consolation , however, of knowing 
who among them have the sportsmanlike spirit, 
-. . and it counts on their showing It when the 
.-time will come, when they, too, will be freed 

tl rom the yoke they now bear. The public likes 
good 'sportsmanship, and they can only add to 
l;. their popularity In showing it 

Let not the managers count on a relaxation 



!fP$!? , ''% u,t T efforts when, as they said, "the 
, hurrah has paused and the novelty has worn 
rgff," Europe is busy with reconstruction ; the 
Equity is taking its coat off to start recon- 
struction, too. 

'k'.^SoplV of Executive Council, A. E. A., to State- ' 

k^- : '< -'■'!■ ■'. ♦««»' of Arthur Bopktn*. 

i ;<f -, "Why the managers cannot recognize Equity." 

W; -Mr. "Arthur Hopkins in bis most recent state- 

S£mat says: "A condition like this can only 

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mean chaos and, finally, death to the theatre." 
A. E. A. Executive Council, In reply to Mr. 
Hopkins: "This calamitous prediction is false. 
Out of chaos Is born order. The chaos of the 
Revolution gave birth to the Constitution of 
the United States. Death to the theatre would 
not necessarily follow the present chaos. The 
Producing Managers' Association, in their arro- 
gance, seem to think thnt their theatres are 
the Theatre." 

The Theatre Is the outcome of one of the 
most deeply imprinted instincts in human 
nature, and has survived from the infancy of 
man. The public will see to it that lta hunger 
for the Theatre will be appeased ; that it ia 
necessary to its ordinary life, and "necessity la 
the mother of Invention." Means will be 
invented as demand produces supply. The pub- 
lic wants to see actors, not plays, not to see 
managers produce or "present" them. Actors 
want to act plays to the public. This Intense 
desire will- find the way, despite the efforts of 
the managers to confine the satisfaction of 
their desire to the theatres they happen to 
own. 

The entire producing Is not built on indi- 
vidual contract; although Mr. Hopkins says It 
la If his statement were true, a play would 
be killed if the cast for it were found to be 
unavailable or different from that which the 
producers hoped. What really happens is that 
the plays are produced with what casts are 
available at the time, which Is to say with 
actors then disengaged and alive. Mr. Hopkins 
surely does not mean to say that he would kill 
a play it the actor he built his hopes on had 
died. He would produce it just the same, and; 
if still useful, succeed even better than he 
hoped. 

Managers are not infallible in their first 
choice of al cast To show bow little sincere 
is their managerial argument about the "Indi- 
vidual," one of the glaring proofs against it 
Is the notorious practice of managers of en- 
gaging a good actor to originate a part and 
having a cheaper tone study his work at re- 
hearsals and performances in order to give an 
Imitations of or "as good as" duplication of it 
The original actor, after devoting his time and 
best efforts to his work, Is given his two weeks' 
notice as Boon as his imitator Is ready to Imi- 
tate him. For that purpose some managers 
will not engage actors "for the season" or the 
"run of the play," but only under a two weeks' 
notice clause, which gives them a free hand. 
The Actors' Equity Association has long 
recognized the hollowness of this "Individual" 
plea. Mr. Hopkins says the actor cannot serve 
two masters — namely the Theatre and Union- 
ism. Mr. Hopkins serves two; perhaps un- 
willingly, but he serves them — the Theatre 
and ' his organization, which amounts to a 
union. Hr. Hopkins' duty to that union, to 
which he is bonded in the. sum of $10,000, 
may upset the contract with the actor. Indeed, 
duty to that union made managers break 
written agreements to arbitrate and recognize 
the Actors' Equity Association, thereby bring- 
ing about all the present trouble. 

Mr. Hopkins looks with dismay on the lower- 
ing of vitality of the "theatrical business." He 
should not confuse the lowing of managerial 
bank business with the vitality of the Theatre. 
The Theatre's fine vitality 1b Just what has 
lowered those bank balances. Its vitality la 
shown in Its strength to throw off the mana- 
gerial shackles which for years — and for more 
profit — have bound It 

"The substitution of new managements or 
actor-mane gementa will not alleviate the situa- 
tion," Mr. Hopkins says. It will not alleviate 
the condition of present managers possibly, but 
it still ho'ds out a hope, and as an experiment 
or as an effort to bring a constitution out of a 
revolution. The public has already shown its 
warn encouragement of this proposition, and it 
is a fair hope that development will bring 
back to Its ranks the thousands of cultured 
playgoers whom the policies of some of the 
present managers and their union have for 
years estranged from the Theatre. The mutual 
regard engendered between the actor or author 
and the public is not extended to the managers. 
He foists his name by poster on that public, 
but that does not win regard, that merely 
Indicates where to pay for tickets. True mu- 
tual regard Is a greater asset than publicity 
and will confidently.be banked on in the very 
near future by the true trinity constituting 
the Theatre— the Author, the Actor and the 
Public. 

ACTORS' FIDELITY LEAGUE. 

Many conflicting statements which have 
been erroneous In their entirety have been - 
made with respect to the numerical strength 
of the Actors' Fidelity League. A member of 
the board of directors stated Monday night 
that the Books of the Fidelity League were 
open to scrutiny with respect to the numerical 
strength of the organization as well as to 
give those who desire an opportunity to in- 
quire into the quality of the membership as 
well. The Fidelity League at present has a . 
membership of over 2,600. 

Harry Ridings, a brother-in-law of Wilton 
Lackaye and manager of the Chicago opera 
house, telephoned the headquarters of the 
Actors' Fidelity League to rush to him 200 
application blanks for membership in the 
League. Mr. Ridings stated in his wire that - 
there were that number of persons thrown 
out of work in Chicago as a result of the 
Equity strike order who were desirous of 
Joining an organization which was striving to 
place the actor back to work again. 

At a meeting of the board of directors of 
the Actors' Fidelity League today (Sept. 1) 
a fund was created for the relief of those 
members who have been thrown out of em- 
ployment as a result of the Equity strike and 
who might be In heed of. financial assistance. 

A committee of three was named to receive 
the application of those players needing 



The Second Avenue theatre, down- 
town East Side New York, started 
with an A. E. A. performance yester- 
day afternoon. The house held a very 
good fnatinee business with a Vasibtt 
reporter professing to see nothing but 
money in the house. 

The Second Avenue bill contains a 
revue and some specialists. It is 
placed . in that . section of the city 
th rough circumstances and the A. E. 
A. looks for patronage from uptown 
rather than in the neighborhood. 

The Second Avenue scale is $2 top. 



assistance, and their eases will be attended to 
without delay. In the case of those actors or 
actresses who are too proud to ask for as- 
sistance, steps will be taken to alleviate their 
Immediate wants without subjecting them to 
the humiliation of applying for funds. These 
disbursements will be made so unobsrtrnslvely 
that no deserving player need feel qualms over 
accepting temporary assistance from the or- 
ganization which Is battling so zealously to 
uphold the traditions of the theatre and all 
- It stands for. One member of this committee 
will always be available to those desiring 
assistance at the headquarters of the Actors' 
Fidelity League, 122 West 43d street, at any 
time of the day or night they choose to make 
the request 

The board of directors also designated Dr. 
Richard Hoffman, of 1037 Madison avenue, aa 
its official physician, and Dr. Hoffman will 
attend all members of the Actors' Fidelity 
League In need of medical services and with- 
out cost to these patients. 

' The management of the Galio English Opera 
Company was given assurance a week ago by 
heads of the Actors' Equity, the stage me- 
chanics and musicians' unions that per- 
formances of this company, opening In "The 
Mikado" at the Shubert Theatre, Monday night 
(Sept. 1), would be permitted, as Fortune 
Qallo, managing director of the organization, ■ 
Is not a member of the Managers' Association' 
and the members of the company are all mem- 
bers of the Actors* Equity. Consequently, the 
company proceeded with rehearsals, and, ac- 
cording to agreement, inserted -In newspaper 
and other advertising the focts that the com- 
pany was 100 per cent Equity and sanctioned 
by the beads of the unions. Consequently, the 
sale of tickets was allowed to continue In good 
faith on part of the management until notice 
came from the union authorities that the per- 
formance would not be allowed. 

FRANCIS WILSON. 

•The condition of affairs in the Fidelity, 
the so-called theatrical league of persons on 
the stage," said Francis Wilson yesterday, 
"has v reached the limit of endurance and has 
strained the patience of the public to the 
breaking point 

"The persons who have Joined the Fidelity 
have outraged the feelings of every actor on 
the American stage. They have Bought to 
we ,™f n and "Pudlate the actors of America. 

Their stand has not weakened the Actors' 
Equity Association, but it has weakened the 
attitude of every actor or person who has 
affiliated himself with Fidelity and who has 
thus attempted In a weak moment to swing 
his Individual strength to an organisation 
composed of members representing managers 
interest and serving managers' ends." 

HOWARD KYLE. 

Howard Kyle, of the Actors' Fidelity 
League, made the following statement: 

"The Actors' Equity Association represen- 
tatives-have declared through the press they 
do not mean to have a closed shop. This Is 
contrary to the course they pursue In ter- 
rorising actors, when they desire to break their 
contracts, with the threat— Strike or you will 
never be permitted to appear on the American 
stage again. 

"Were It not for actors there would be no 
occupation for stage hands. It seems, there- 
fore, as though the tall Is wagging the dog, 
when the stage hands have It In their power 
to close theatres and force actors out of their 
engagements. 

"It is a strange occupation of 'victory* 
that is held by those who celebrate the arbi- 
trary closing of a theatre by musicians or 
stage hands who victimize actors in doing it. 
The worst actor on the stage might without 
Justification, hold a curtain down to force a 
demand, but It would be a deplorable not to 
say an outrageous step. Certainly It should 
not be a matter for jubilation." 



The Motion Picture Players' Union 
. held its third, meeting at Geneva Hall 
last night with 250 in attendance. The 
M. P. P. U. organized during the last 
three weeks with a membership re- 
cruited almost wholly from picture 
"extras". It has applied to the Ameri- 
can Federation of Labor for a charter. 
Hugh Frayne and Mrs. M. P. Scully 
have the organization plans in charge. 
The application is now under consid- 
eration by the Executive Council of 
the A. F. of L. and the charter is ex- 
pected to be forthcoming within the 
next ten days.' Several newspapers 
reported the M. P. P. U. had already 
received this charter last Friday. The 
application however is still pending. 

Among the first propositions taken 
up last night was the proposed elimi- 
nation of agencies and the creation 
of a central booking office, to be con- 
ducted by the organisation without 
fee for service to its members. Plans 
to broaden the scope of the organiza- 
tion and enlist the leading men and 
women and higher salaried picture 
players were also discussed 

A $5 minimum fee for a day's work 
and $30 for a weekly engagement was 
talked of, but nothing definite ar- 
rived at. It is possible a higher mini- 
mum will be demanded, several advo- 
cating^ be placed at $8 per day and 
$35 weekly. Another proposed de- 
mand discussed at last night's meet- 
ing was that the studios furnish all 
costumes used by "extra" people. At 
the present time the "extras" are fur- 
nishing their own dress suits and 
evening dresses, the picture manufac- 
turers supplying costumes only when 
"period" clothes are. necessary. 

Mrs. Scully stated last night that the 
M. P. P. TJ. was independent of any 
other theatrical" organization in -the 
field and had no affiliation with the 
A. E. A. but would work in co-opera- 
tion with the Equity if the need arose. 
The fact that no affiliation exists 
between the M. P. P; TJ. and the 
Equity means a legitimate actor be- 
longing to the Equity who desired to 
work in pictures would have to belong 
to both organizations, according- to 
Mrs. Scully i / 

Among the speakers at last night's 
meeting were Francis Merlin, Russell 
Morrison and R M. Bennet. 

A minimum daily scale of $7.50 was 
agreed upon. The weekly scale was 
left in abeyance until the next* meet- . 
mg. 

The following temporary officers 
were installed last night: President 
D. J. Gfcew, Vice President Harry 
Pike Sfjftetary R. M. Bennett, Finan- 
cial Secretary Gus Pearl, Recording 
Secretary Chas. Harris, Treasurer 
M , ary %. Manning, Seargent-at-Arms 
Wm. Nally. 

The next meeting will be held 
Thursday (Sept. 4) at Geneva Hall. 



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David Warfield, wbo'has been giving a good 
deal of hie time to the Intimate concerns of 
the Actors' Fidelity League during the past 
week, made the following statement: 

"I believe that the actors and actresses of 
the United States have gained through Fidelity 
the most remarkable and the most favorable 
contract that could have been dreamed of. I 
can see clearly that the profound obstinacy, 
as exhibited by the Equity, la causing a con- 
tinuance of the terrific disturbance in the 
profession. . This obstinacy of that organiza- 
tion seoms centered on the selfish and illogi- 
cal demand for the recognition of the Actors' 
Equity Association, as the actors' represen- 
tative. It that domand were withdrawn, I be- 
lieve that the wide differences would be healed 
and the sun again smile on the theatrical 
world." 



BOSTON ADDED TO STRIKE. 

(Continued from page 1) 
The A. E. A. benefit performances 
(two) yesterday a* the Auditorium, 
Chtcago, brought in! gross $8,300, $3,500 
at the fnatinee and $5,000 at night. 

Geo. C. Tyler dulf opened his "Hir- 
ing Line" at the Bfackstone, Chicago, 
Saturday night, while last night" at 
the Davidson, Milwaukee. Tyler pre- 
sented "Tillie" with Patricia College 
heading the cast tad t\ non-union 
stage hands, senf there from Chicago. 
Late last night another peace report 
broke, a bit different from the other, 
but the two could nave had a subter- 
ranean connection. \The second report 
purported to record an exchange of 
views between one pf the stage hands 
union officials and one of the largest 
managers, the stage hands .official de- 
claring some compromise might be 
reached if it carried with it recogni- 
tion of the A. E. A. When this re- 
port was placed before another man- 
ager of the managers' association who 
should have known pfjt, if it occurred, 
he refused to comrient. It was then 
too late to locate the stage hands' of 
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CHICAGO, DRAWS $8,300 MONDAY 

Geo. C. Tyler Opened "Tillie" in Milwaukee Last Night, With 
Non-Union Stage Crew. Also Has "Hiring Line" 
Running at Blacks tone, Chicago. No Excite- 
ment Over "Hiring Line" Opening. 
Benefit Plays All Acts Billed, 
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The first of the performances at the 
Auditorium today, under the auspices 
of the. Actor's Equity Association 
drew $00 on the two performances. 
The show got $3,300 this afternoon 
and $5,000 tonight, at a $2 top scale. 

The bill as advertised appeared ex- 
- cepting Van and Scherick. They were 
reported not in the city and had been 
held in New York by an injunction 
(believed to be Ziegfeld). In their 
place appeared the Equity Dancers 
with Bryan Foy, Guy Kendall, Frank 
Healy and others. Joe Barret was 
there but a cold prevented Miss Bar- 
ret from taking part. 

"On the Hiring Line" opened at the 
Blackstone Saturday night to $1,100. 
It is the Geo. C Tyler show, brought 
into the theatre against the opposi- 
tion of "various local unions. It em- 
ployes but one set The play was well 
treated by the reviewers and is looked 
upon as a hit 

No excitement attended the "Hiring 
Line" opening. About 40 policemen 
were scattered through the house but 
the audience merely watched the pro- 
ceedings on the stage, curiously look- 
- ing for anything untoward that might 
happen. 

It is reported from Milwaukee to- 
night that Tyler's "Tillie" with Pat- 
ricia Collinge is playing at the David- 
son. A crew of 21 stage hands was 
sent there by Tyler from Chicago 
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The A. E. A. gave but one perform- 
ance at the Lexington yesterday, 
though opening at the Second Avenue 
with a matinee. 

Van and Schenck appeared in the 
first week's bill at the Lexington, New 
York, after Ziegfeld "Follies" closed. 



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A false alarm yesterday brought all 
of the newspapermen covering the 
strike to the Greenwich Village thea- 
tre, where the "Greenwich Village Fol- 
lies" is holding forth. The "tip" was 
that there was to be something doing 
because the cast, with the exception of 
Bessie McCoy Davis, was 100 per cent 
Equity. Miss Davis announced herself 
as a Fidelity member about two days 
ago. 

The management of the theatre and 
production stated they would not con- 
sent to the company walking out and 
not giving a performance if Miss Davis 
was the bone of .contention. One of 
"the executive house attaches stated 
•that he had been in touch with Al. 
Jones at Deal, N. J., and had been in- 
formed by Mr. Jones in the event the 
company walked out or if the music- 
inns and stage hands refused to work 
because Miss McCoy has affiliated her- 
t self, with the non-union organization 
nf actors, -they were to inform Miss 
McCoy her services were no longer re? 
quired and place either Irene Olson or 
Doris Faithful .(the latter Miss Mc- 
Coy's understudy) in the role. 

Miss McCoy had an idea that there 

was to be a demonstration of some sort 

pr another against her yesterday after- 

f noon and evidently so informed the 

— members of the executive council of 






the Actors' Fidelity League as, at the 
matinee performance yesterday, the en- 
tire membership of the executive coun- 
cil of the Fidelity League, including 
Leonore Ulric, Louis Mann, Arthur 
Ashley, William Gilmore and Frederick 
Karr, attended the matinee perform- 
ance in a body. 

They stated that they were merely 
there to witness the performance, but 
when the intermission had arrived 
after the first act and there was no 
demonstration of any sort against Miss 
McCoy, they left. 

The house. management stated the 
entire trouble was caused by the fact 
that Miss Davis had made remarks 
against the Equity from the stage dur- 
ing the enactment of the role that was 
assigned to her. Because of this there 
was a feeling against her in the com- 
pany. Susanne Morgan, the deputy of 
the A. E. A., who is one of the cast, 
stated just prior to the matinee per- 
formance she had no official word from 
her organization regarding a walk-out 
of the company because Miss McCoy 
was not a member of the Equity. A 
member of the I. A. T. S. E., attached 
to . the working staff of the house, 
stated his union had not told him or 
any of the members of the crew to 
walk nut "-: •* , 

The performance at the Greenwich 
Village thaetre was given last night as 
scheduled without any attempt being 
made to break up Miss McCoy in any 
of her scenes. At the matinee perform- 
ance Jerry Delaney made his initial 
appearance in the role lately played by 
Harry Delf. The principal scenes he 
plays in are with Miss McCoy and to 
all appearances both of the players 
stick to the written lines, although 
in one scene while Miss McCoy was on 
the stage there were many noises off 
stage. 



PROVIDENCE DISAPPOINTS. 

Providence, R. L, Sept 1. 

For the first time in the history of 
Providence theatricals, this city found 
itself on Labor Day without a single 
house playing legitimate and with 
fewer houses open on this holiday than 
ever before Strikes were responsible. 

The Mayflower (old remodeled Co- 
lonial), leased several months ago by 
A. L. Erlanger and with Mitzi in "Head 
Over Heels" scheduled for the open- 
ing, remained dark. A strike of plumb- 
ers was responsible for this cancel- 
lation. 

The Shubert Majestic, which had 
booked "Oh Look" with the Dolly Sis- 
ters, and the Providence opera house, 
to have had as its opening attraction 
-"Up in Mabel's Room," were unable to 
open because of the Actors' Equity 
strike. The Opera House remained 
dark while the Shubert Majestic con- 
tinued for the third week "Daddy Long 
Legs" (film). 

The only scheduled opening with 
which strikes did not interfere was the 
Victory Theatre, the old B. F. Keith 
house, which opened with pictures and 
a ladies' orchestra, an innovation for 
this city. 

The Rialto, being built for the Em- 
cry Brothers for the showing of pic- 
tures and other attractions, was not 
completed in time for Labor Day, but 
is expected to open later in the month. 



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HIP RAISED $5,000 WEEKLY. 

The agreement between the Hippo- 
drome officials and those representing 
the stage hands, musicians and A. E. A. 
unions, which was consummated last 
Friday mostly concerned the chorus 
girls' wages. The arrangement called 
for a uniform chorus wage and not a 
minimum wage as first understood. All 
girls are to receive $35 weekly and 
none to receive more than that. The 
system used formerly had the girls re- 
ceiving base salaries Of from $20 to $25 
weekly, but added to that were various 
"stunt" bonuses, which in. some cases 
gave some of the choristers a maxi- 
mum of $41 weekly. These extras came 
from going into the water, climbing 
the ladder, riding bicycles and flying. 

The increase benefits the general run 
of girls in the Hip outfit and means an 
added weekly outlay to the house of 
around $2,000. It was pointed out by 
the Hip that some of the girls would 
suffer a decrease in salary, but the 
answer was that the clever ones must 
help the others and that all girls would 
return to the show in the same capac- 
ity as before the strike. 

Yesterday some of the girls objected 
to the new salary scheme ana said 
that they had not had the idea explain- 
ed to them. 

"Happy Days" reopened yesterday at 
matinee to capacity attendance. Re- 
ports on the meeting at which time the 
chorus girls' salary was agreed, the 
matter of the Hip's jurisdiction as to 
unionism was entered -into, but al- 
though it was explained to the press 
when the house went dark last week 
the Hip had been *given over for con-. 
troPto the vaudeville branch of the 
Four A's, neither Fitzpatrick nor 
Mountford attended the meeting at 
which the agreement was made. 

The classing as vaudeville of the 
Hippodrome with a production which 
entails the use of over 400 stage hands 
was regarded, as far fetched. Also it 
is well known no vaudeville theatre 
in the country carries such a price 
scale as the Hip, which goes to $2.50 
Saturday nights. The nearest to it is 
the Palace (the only vaudeville excep- 
tion) and that charges $2 top only on 
Sundays and holidays. 

The increase of operating cost at the 
Hip is not alone confined to the lift - 
of the choristers, for the new stage 
hands' increase is due soon. That, it is 
said, will add something/ like $3,000 
mote to the. pay roll, which, with the 
chorus increase, makes the Hip pay-; 
roll $5,000 heavier. > -.", ■''■.' 

Though some comment accrued the 
Hip's agreement with the union lead- 
ers it is no secret the real owners of 
the big playhouse had but one real ob- 
ject and that was to "get from under" 
on this season's production outlay. The 
production cost of "Happy Days" is 
set down at $400,000, which includes the 
heavy overtime charges for mechanics. 

It was reported after the reopened 
matinee that there was no full assent 
among the choristers in "Happy Days" 
and that a bonus of $6 was agreed to 
be paid those girls who entered the 
tank. Upon inquiry at the Hip it was 
stated all the. chorus returned on the 
basis arranged with the union leaders 
but that if any. extras were given any 
set of girls that w'as merely to be con- 
sidered generosity on the part of the 
management, a policy pursued in the 
past It was said the more talented 
girls in the chorus will be classed as 
specia'ty artists and not regularly 
choristers. 

R. H. Burn side addressed the com- 
pany before the matinee and among 
other things said, "you are working in 
the last Hippodrome production that 
will be made." 

There is a touch of the personal in 
the intervention of Marie Dressier oh 
the part of the chorus girls. Several 
seasons ago Miss Dressier after ap- 
pearing in a production at the Cen- 
tury started suit against Charles Dill- 
ingham and it is said that during the 
meeting between the Hip officials and 
the union leaders Mist Dressier gave 



THE NOSEY REPORTER. , 

(With apologia to 8. /ay Kaufman and 
' r Evmtno Qtabe.") 
SULLY? the barber, in bla excitement 
clipped off three ounces ot the noeey re- 

. porter'a right ear when asked what he 
thought about the strike. Solly thinks In 
perfect English and talks Clark: and Verdi. 
He said : "The strike Is awtul. A walV-^ 
lng delegate ot the harbor's union wtt. 
just In here and said we were keeping 
open too late today (Labor Day). Now I 
have got to close with three customers 
still upstairs. If this strike keeps up 
I'll have to tell Mrs. Sully we have enough 
children. Don't you ever tip a barber? 
Because I am the boss doesn't mean I am 
proud. I expect to open the N. V. A. shop 

-Hfoon, just as soon as I can grow a beard 
so the Installment barter fixtures' dealers 
can't recognize me. How are the actors 
today? If they don't work they don't need 
to shave. Ain't it terrible how everything 
breaks wrong for me? 

Nick, the grille manager at the Astor, 
refused to talk when Interviewed by the 
nosey guy. "I can't talk about this 
strike," said Nick. "You know me and 
bow I staid here. At lunch, when the 
managers oome In, I have to take off my 
union suit. If I don't get pneumonia I 
suppose I will get fired. This is the great* 
. est non-eating strike I ever got mixed up 
with. The managers Bit around here and 
chew and chew, but they don't chew 
food." 

Freeman .Bernstein chased the nosey 
reporter for three blocks. "Ask me any- . 
thing," said Mr. Bernstein, "but especially 
about this strike. I'll tell all I know to 
the world. Walk over to that crowd, will 
yer? What's the use of talking to just 
one. My opinion of this actors' strike la 
this: I'm out for coin and I must get It - 
I almost had an automobile last night It 
was right up against mt when Sam 
pushed me out of the way. If he knew I . 
had my Insurance In his favor you would 
, be spending another 10 for a bouquet -- 
What a lucky guy you are. Now 'I sup- 
pose when I die we will be sore at each 
other. Do you play golfT Looks like a 
great season for golf. That's my Idea, 
the actors adn the managers settle tbla 
strike playing golf. Let them beat each 
other's heads off with the clubs, and then 
I will step right in to run show business. 
They needn't ask me to do It, I'll run it 
anyway. Who do I think will win? 
Well, I will, if I got a chance. I have 
been through three crowds already and 
there Isn't a gold watch left in the world. 

While the nosey reporter was eating a 
sandwich without meat In It Dave Clark. 
grabbed half of It "I must tell you about 
this strike," said Dave," for Johnny left 
for Chicago yesterday without staking me, 
so I'm off that hunk of cheese for life. 
He carries me around for a laugh and 
starves me so he'll have something " to 
laugh at? Is the strike still going? It's 
a funny freak. What do you want to 
know about It? I have been watching It 
out of.' the window for eight days, beforo I 
was torn, and this ain't no strike at all- 
Just a, Job by the managers to shoot crap* 
Can you get a cup of Java on Labor Day 
and you had better slip me a dollar, make ' 
It in the way of a bill because I like 
" to make a flash, and that's a funny freak, ' 
but don't print everything I tell yon for 
I may be tipping something off. •■ Much 
obliged for the case ; does my face loot 
dirty; then I am going to rent a safety . 
razor and cop the blads as sure as I am' 
born, but the strike doesn't go while. I. 
am drinking the Java. Call It off tor' 
about four m invites and ha here again 
tomorrow with another piece of chaagv 






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' A. E. A. DANCES. . / '^j'^r^M 
The A. E. A. wil conduct a series of ; B 7 
dance carnivals Mondays and. Thurs- rsi 
days throughout Greater. Ntyr ■ \Y$rjt ■;-,"?$& 
starting next Monday. The opening ? ; B 
event will be held at St. Nicholas Rinka- 
Sept. 8 with Mrs. De Wolf Hopper a;, 
hostess. Thursdays night (Sept. U).. 
a simikr dance will be held under A,' 
E. A. f: uspices at the -Audubon Ball 
Room; with Louise Huff in charge of 
arrangements. Other halls will be an- 
nounced later. 

The proceeds will be devoted to the^ 
Equity strike fund. 



the choristers that "Charles Dilling- 
ham Presents" was on all billing and 
that he was a member of the mana- 
gers' association. .' 

Around the Hip yesterday there was ' 
a keen feeling of regret that Mr. Dill- 
ingham had resigned. His name, had 
been, associated with the. big ; .play- 
house for five of its most success' 
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Boston, Sept 1. 
Six theatres went dark here this 
afternoon following the issuance of 

.strike orders by the A. X A., Musi- 
cians and I. A. T. S. E. The matinee 

T performances called off were "See 

f Saw" (Tremont) "Hitchy Koo, w 
(Colonial), "Buddies" (Park Square), 
•Somebody's Sweetheart" (Shubert), 
*Oh My Dear" (Wilbur), and "Break- 
fast in Bed" (Plymouth). 

"See. Saw" -4s a Henry W. Savage 
show, "Somebody's Sweetheart" Ar- 
thur Hammerstein, "Oh My Dear" 
Comstock & Gest ind "Breakfast in 

*Bed" A. H. Woods. 

; : "Hitchy Koo" is under the manage- 
ment of Raymond Hitchcock. Mr. 
Hitchcock is a member of the Equity. 
"Buddies" has been understood to 
have been jointly controlled by the 
Sflwyns, Wallace Eddinger, Donald 
Brian and Peggy Wood. Eddinger, 
Brian and Miss Wood are Equity 
members. 

"Somebody's Sweetheart" at the 
Shubert and "See Saw" at the Tre- 
mont were all ready to open at the 
matinee and most of the companies 
were made up when the stage hands 
walked. The latter stated that they 
would operate the shows if the com- 
panies were ready to appear intact. - 

;; On examination it was found that 
one chorus girl in the Savage show 
was absent and one chorus man in the 
Hammerstein outfit was also not pres- 
ent. The stage crews said that so 
long as there was one absentee that 
was to be classed as one member hav- 
ing gone on strike and therefore they 
would walk out 

Du's left Boston as far as its $2 
yJatres are concerned without any 
jp en attraction. .'-.'■• 

Two stock companies remain open, 
it the Copley and Arlington. 

The Raymond Hitchcock walkout 

was occasioned, it was said, through 

'- show having been booked in here 

Klaw & Erlanger. That left the 

company 100 per cent Equity, minus. 

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Hal Forde apprising him of that fact 

|if^Mr, Forde and Fred Dempsey were 

the busy A. E. A. men around matinee 

time. Ford lined up the actors and 

Dempsey looked after the stage hands 

and musicians. 

^S&The local managers issued a state* 

, uent regarding the closing and Will 

kerning, for the A. E. A., issued one, 

f living the Equity's side of the strike. 
^'WiH A, Page, here representing the 
managers' association in New York, 
ssid the Boston strike will represent a 
weekly loss of $60,000. The actor, 
^;: ; Fagc _ said . will lose $36.0O0,_ managers 




8.000 and advertising $6,000. 
"Oh My Dear" had a restraining or- 
der out F. Ray Comstock is said to 
{|$(have wired here from New York last. 
night legal steps will be taken in Bos- 
i'.ij' ton tomorrow to punish those mem- 
bers of the Comstock & Gest company 
ifewho walked out 

ri ■■■'.:■' .Mr. Hitchcock assembled his com- 
> ■' pany together on the stage and in- 
?''f»'; : lormed them A. L. Erlanger had in- 
formed him over the phone the strike 
trouble would be all settled by seven 
( ;\ j'clock tomorrow night (Tuesday). 
{'-L^l^jAi the Tremont five members of the 
HiS Saw" company handed in their 
wee* as the strike occurred. A dep- 
:> *& she. iff was around the theatre 
| .' iarviaf writ* to prevent interference. 



A mass meeting of the actors is to 
be held at the Crawford House tomor- 
row (Tuesday) at one. p. m. 



WASHINGTON UNCHANGED. 

Washington, Sept 1. 

The dark condition of the Shubert- 
Belasco- continues, leaving the legit 
theatrical situation the same here as 
when "Up From Nowhere" was closed 
at that house last week. "Fifty-Fifty, 
Ltd.," had been tentatively booked to 
open at the Shubert-Belasco yesterday, 
but called it off Friday. 

Despie rumors to the contrary, Tol- 
lyana" (Geo. C Tyler) opened last 
night at the National. There had been 
persistent reports the opening would 
not occur. 



WARDROBE ATTENDANTS CALLED. 

A meeting of the Theatrical Ward- 
robe Attendants Union has been called 
for next Sunday night at 8 p. m. at 
Union Half, 1591 Second- avenue. . 

It is understood a proposal will be 
made that the Theatrical Wardrobe 
Attendants Union affiliate with the 
A. E. A. The organization, which con- 
sists and dressers and attendants in the 
smaller houses on the east side, will 
start a campaign to secure members 
among the dressers and wardrobe 
women working' in the Broadway 
houses. 

The T. W. A. TJ. has a charter from 
the A. F. of L. 



A. E. A.'S PUBLIC MEETINGS. 



The A. E. A. will hold public meet- 
ings at the Lexington theatre each 
Tuesday and Friday afternoon at»2.30 
hereafter, until further notice. A meet- 
ing will be held today (Tuesday). 



OPERA STOPPED AT SHUBERT. 

The "positively will open" announce- 
ment In the dailies of half a dozen 
new attractions during the strike have 
attained an average of nearly zero. 
The only new show which did start was 
"Those Who Walk in Darkness." which 
lasted three days, at the 48th Street 

Several other shows reopened only 
to close again. The latest to deny the 
announcements was the Gallo English 
Opera Co.'s. presentation of "Mikado" 
at the Shubert. This attraction for 
more than a week has advertised its 
"positive" debut and stories in the 
dailies have explained that the show 
was permitted to open by the Actors' 
Equity Association, the reason being 
given that the Gallo company had 
paid its rent and that the Shuberts 
couldn't lose, but the actors and man- 
agers (independent of the P. M. A.) 
would. Sunday night the stage hands 
were called out and although several 
conferences were held yesterday, the 
men were not allowed to return. 

It is not believed that any attempt 
will be made, to open "Scandal" at the 
39th Street, although Walter Hast had 
been promised full exemption by the 
A. E. A. The J. D. Williams piece, "Up 
From Nowhere," closed in Washington 
last Thursday, is also thought to bs off 
for any present presentation at tha 
Comedy. Normsn Trevor, star of the 
show, said that he would not operate 
under his contract taking the positioa 



that the managers broke it. Tha con- 
tact was for.five years. ' ___ 

Tickets were on sale at the Shubert 
until seven o'clock last evening. At 
that notice was finally secured from 
the musicians and stage hands they 
would not work. It was said the mu- 
sicians acted first, that being their in- 
itial step in strike actions thus far. 
Even after notice was given, Mr. Gallo 
called Frank Gil I mo re at the A. E. A. 
and the latter advised him, he says, 
that the performance had his. full per- 
mission to proceed. ,' 

The many assurances given Gallo his 
attraction was exempt, lead the pro- 
ducer to expend something over $3,500 
in advertising and other expenses prior 
to the would-be premiere". The crowds 
drawn to the theatre appeared large 
enough to have more than filled the 
house. Two lines were formed and 
money was refunded at the box office. 

The action of the back stage workers 
and the musicians in walking out ap- 

f tears to be another instance of con- 
usion in strike orders. No assurance 
the A. E. A. has yet made for exemp- 
tion has been honored by the affiliated 
unions. 



I APOLLO, ATLANTIC CITY, DARK. 

Atlantic City, Sept L 

The Apollo, declared unfair and con- 
siderably hampered by the walking out 
of the stage crew, will probablybe dark 
until the strike is over. 

Fred Moore, the house manager, who 
operated the switchboard when the 
crew walked out, was found uncon- 
scious, in his office Saturday night, the 
result of a stroke of paralysis. He is 
in a precarious condition. 

"HeadjOver Heels," due to open to- 
day, cancelled. 

It is doubtful if any more legitimate 
attraction will be attempted here until 
the situation clears. 



Chorus Girls' Union Moves. 

The Chorus Equity Association is now 
located on the second floor of Equity 
strike headquarters, West 45th street 
Marie Dressier, President announced 
yesterday plans were under way to 
secure a permanent club house for the 
organization. 



THE STRIKE SITUATION 



IN NEW YORK 



•The Heyal Ta«abend" (Cohan ft 
Harrli). Cohan and Harris. 

«U«i«b l^twi" (John Cort), Knick- 
erbocker. 

«Cha Chin Chaw" (Comstock * 
Oeat). Century, 

"Mtdniakt Whirl" (Morris Oast). 

- Century Roof. 

"Ok. What a oirl" (Shubsrts), Sha- 
hert 

"Tha Viva Wlllioa" (Comstock ft 
Oe«t), Lyrics. 

•Tha Crlaaaoa Altai" (Geo. Broad- 
hunt), Brondburat 

"A Vole* la tke Da*k» (A. H. 
Woodt), Republic. 

•"Hlatbtle Riant" (Adolph Klauber), 
Prlnceta. 

«Llcatnln>" (Smith ft Golden), Gal- 

«M& a Good Fellow" (Char Dll- 

fnerham). Glob*. 
"Monte Crista. Jr.," "Winter Garden. 
«Seaadala of IMP* (Oeo. White), 

Liberty. 
«A lonely Romeo" (Lew Fields), 



SHOWS CLOSED. - ~~: .-" 

"Oalrtlce at 1S1B" (Shubert), 44th 

Street 
'The Better »oie* (Chan. Oshwa), 

Booth. 
«*) Baat" (Shubcrt-Rnehsl Creth- 

ers). Marine Elliott. 
"Tallica" (Flo. Elegfeld), Anurter- 

dam. 

*"ti. from Bawhere" (John D. 

Williams). Comedy. 
"A Retrains Fetlew" (C X. Oaek), 

Cort 
•"Adam and Bva" (Conuteek ft 

Qest). Longacre. 
"ate Waald aad Ske Did" (W. A. 

Bradx). Vanderbllt 



Xtae 6'Cleck aa« BUdalaftt 

(Zlegfeld). Amaterdam Root. 
•Gallo Opera Co. (F. Gallo), Shubert. 
Tbea* Who Walk in Barkaaae" 

(Shubert), «tth Street 
"Too Sfaay Baabanda" (A. H. 

Wooda). Hudson. 
«La La Loellle" (Alfred B. Aarons 

and Oeo. f>. 8 tits) , Henry Miller. 
Taaraten, Globe. 



Casino. 

•«HHnhtlt» Rla-bt." "A Beamier fellow." "She Wanld and the Din." *re« 
Many Haabaada." "Ur From Nowhere," Oalto Opera Co.i "Adaaa an " 
Taaretea/* announced premiere since strike started; could not open. 

SHOWS OPEN. 

"At a i*5" (W. A. Brady), Playhouse. 

EXEMPT SHOWS. 
"Jeha Fercanan" (Theatre Guild), Bearflt FarfaraMnaa hy AM 
Fulton. Kejalty AaaaetaNaa. XarJatrtan 

«Graenwfeh] Tin a *e Felllee" (Al. Ave., Academy. Brooklyn. Second 
Jones), Greenwich Tillage. Ave., and Thomasshefsky's (opens 

tonight). 
"Horry Daya," Hippodrome. 

_ REOPENED WITH PICTURES. 

44vh street, "BvanReline" and Lcrrle, "Dellveranee." 

"Kathleen lfavourneen." Central— "Cheoken" (picture). 



IN CHICAGO 

SHOWS CLOSED. 



«Catray Rfrke" (Koroiao), Cort. 
xprfaea There Waa" (Cohan ft Har- 



ris). Cohan'a Grand 
Hla In Mabel'a 
woodi). Woods, 



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"Anaei Face" (Geo. W. Lsderer), 
Colonial. 



•■ Trni" (J. L Blaaoh- 

ard). LaSnlla. - 
<4aananP* (Walter Hast), Oarrlck. 
"Sauhlae" (Johnatene ft Shaw), 

Studehaker. 
"Piiiiii Shaw" (Ihubert), Palace. 



"On the nirtaa; Line" 
Tyler), Blackstone. 



SHOWS OPEN. 

(Geo. C A. E. A. 



Auditorium. 



IN WASHINGTON 



- SHOWS CLOSED 
«V9 front lrowftere* (J. D. Williams), 



Shubert-Btlaeoo 



IN BOSTON 

SHOWS CLOSED 



"See-tnw" (Henry W. Bavage), Tre- 
mont 

"Hitchy Koo" (Raymond Hitchcock). 
Colonial. 

"Breakfast In Bad" (A. H. Woods), 
Plymouth. 

"Somehody'a Sweetheart" (Artkar 
Hammsrstsln). Sbabert 



"Ob My Dear" (Comstock ft Oast), 
Wilbur. 

"Bnddlea" (8eliryn ft Co., Donald 
Brian, Fecgy wood, Wallace Ed- 
dinger). (Three latter-named are 
eo-stnrs of piny. Previously an- 
nounced by felwya ft Co. as bav< 
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SETTLEMENT OF ACTORS STRIKE 
LOOKED FOR AT ANY TIME NOW 

Maybe Today or During Week. Recognition of Actors' Equity 

Association by Managers' Association Condition of 

.,. : Peace, with No Closed Shop and Possible Waiver 

of All Sympathetic Strikes by Theatrical 

Unions for Stated Period. A. E. A. and 

Fidelity Hold Meetings. 



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A setlement of the strike by the 
Actors' Equity Association against the 
Producing Managers' Association is 
looked for at any time from now on. 
It may come today or by the end of the 
week and possibly may be prolonged 
until early next week. 

Last night there were strong reports 
v that a settlement might be reached, 
even if late. A long conference in 
the managers' headquarters had at- 
torneys closeted for several hours. 
Nothing developed, but it was 'thought 
that important news would "break" 
today. The conditions of peace, with- 
out' the report being specific, are 
that the P. M. A! give recognition to 
the A. E..A. as an actors' association 
and affiliated with the American Fed- 
eration of Labor; that the theatrical 
unions involved shall not demand a 
closed shop in the theatre and that the 
unions stipulate for the length of the 
agreement the actors make with the 
managers, there shall be no sympa- 
thetic strikes called against theatrical 
unions. 

The three theatrical unions of this 
strike are the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion, International Association of The- 
atrical Stage Employes and American 
Federation of Musicians. The presi- 
dent of each is Francis Wilson (A. E. 
A), Charles C Shay (I. A. T. S. E.) 
and Jos. W. Weber (A. F. of M.), 

Opposed to the unions are the P. 
M. A. and Actors' Fidelity League. 
Sam Harris is president of the P. M. A. 
and George M. Cohan is president of 
the Fidelity. Messrs. Harris and Co- 
han compose the theatrical firm of 
Cohan & Harris. It is a member of 
the managers' association . 

The A. E. A has maintained, since 
the commencement of the. strike when 
the managers urged the. closed shop 
as propaganda against the actors' as- 
sociation, that it did not demand nor 
contemplate a closed shop in the thea- 



tre, but did impose recognition after 
the managers had refused to treat with 
it as a representative organization of 
the actor. 

The A. E. A. likewise from the out- 
set has expressed the willingness to 
meet a committee from the managers' 
association by itself or in conjunction 
with others. The managers, on their ■ 
side, refused to agree to any proposal 
that could be construed as recognis- 
ing the A. E. A., which stopped them 
from conferring with A. E. A. members. 

The determined statements issued 
by the managers on these points have- 
left them in the peculiar position of 
attempting to find a dignified way out 
for peace. It was reported that before 
the stage handy union and musicians 
unions entered into the fray, Mr. Shay, 
acting for his organization, attempted 
to prevail upon the managers not to 
continue the battle. It was reported 
that at that time Shay told the mana- 
gers if they would consent to a set- 
tlement he would have his association 
agree not to ask the actors to walk 
out in sympathy with stage hands at 
any time during the agreement was to 
run.- This the managers declined to 
consider as well as several other logi- 
cal "outs" Shay is said to have pre- 
sented before them. 

With the entrance of the stage hands 
and musicians and the method of set- 
tling upon houses to be closed, the 
I. A. T. S. E. and A F. of M. virtually 
ruled the strike proceedings when 
standing together. Three votes, one 
in each union, were cast on important 
issues with the majority to prevail. 
It is said that through this some con- 
fusion arose, as in the case of Lew 
Fields in "A Lonely Romeo" at the 
Casino, "Happy Days" at the Hippo- 
drome and the Gallo affair of Monday 
night at the Shubert. 

The participation of the other the- 
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PREPARING TO OPEN. 

Rumors ot a change on the part of 
the Producing Managers' Association 
to the effect that instead of a waiting 
policy they will be forced to fight, 
crystalized yesterday when it became 
known that preparations were well 
under day to open from eight to 
twelve plays by the beginning of next 
week. This follows the lead of George 
Tyler . in successfully opening • with 
non-union stage hands and musicians 
in Chicago and Milwaukee and the 
avowed intentions of other managers 
to open up Chicago before the end of 
the week. 

Yesterday rehearsals for at least 
eight plays were called. Members of 
the various casts were informed that 
they were welcome to return and if 
they did not wish to resume, their 
roles would be filled. 

The list of. shows to open with Mon- 
day as the probable starting date in- 
clude "Friendly Enemies" at the Man- 
hattan, "Scandals of 1919" at the Cen- 
tury Roof, "The Challenge" at the Sel- 
wyn, "The Better 'Ole" at the Booth, 
"Those Who Walk in Darkness" at the 
48th Street, Mrs. Fiske in an unse- 
lected house. Several other attrac- 
tions are listed and. that includes a 
possible appearance'of George M. 
Cohan and William Collier. : 

It was -understood last night that 
most of the shows would open simul- 
taneously, but that no movement or 
aim was against organized labor. Many 
ot the offerings in view for opening 
are those which may be given without 
the use of stage hands and musicians. 
That stage hands and musicians will 
be invited to take their former berths 
it also thought to be certain. In the 
event of their not returning, it is pos- 
sible that help for back stage will be 
recruitted from the Knights of Labor, 
a -union which antedates the American 
Federal of Labor. The latter organi- 
zation holds a general charter without 
branches for various trades. An at- 
torney stated • yesterday that the 
Knights had long ago secured an in- 
junction against the A. F. of L. re- 
straining the latter from calling mem- 
bers of the Knights "scabs." 

The present phase of the situation 
brings forth the managers' contention 
that "they have not begun to fight." 
It was admitted that if the managers 
start opening that the road might 
suffer until such a time when condi- 
tions will have attained normal. 

Without an open stand against the 
A. F. of L. it is also believed that the 
skilled labor necessary for back stage, 
such as carpenters and electricians can 
be easily recruited from the men freed 
by the closing of shipyards 



ULTIMATUM BY PLAYWRIGHTS 

On* of the moat important ;Ae>.'- 
velopments of yesterday was the 
decision of the newly formed 
playwrights' group of the Authors' 
League of America, meeting at the 
Hotel Astor, to serve an ultimatum 
on the managers to produce their 
plays or turn them back to. the 
authors, who have obtained finan- 
cial backing for production enter* 
prises of their own. 

On the Playwrights' Committee 
are Eugene Walter, Augustus 
Thomas, Gone Buck, Rupert 
Hughes and Owen Davis. They 
obtained from Charles C Shay, 

E resident of the Shage Hands' 
Inton, and Joseph N. Weber, head 
of the musicians, assurances that 
they would not insist on a elated 
shop among the actors. Such a 
declaration alto will be sought. 
smew from the Actors' Equity As- 
sociation, although the assurance 
was given the stage writers once 
before. 

With these written guarantees, 
the committee will approach the 
managers end tell them that* un- 
less they start producing the 
plays, the authors will sue writs 
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AGENT CONTRACTING ACTORS. 

According to report, there is »* 
vaudeville agent taking advantage rf**' 
the legit strike to the extent he is e 
personally contracting with many rg 
comedians and singing and dancing/ul 
juveniles to represent them in their 
future business dealings with the man- 
ager j. ; ;0/§3$ 

The agent is said to be placing thoia 
agreeing under contract for one year, ■■' 
the agfnt reserving the- exclusive right . 
to enter into future agreement for his '\ 

clients. ■■■r''^m 

The plan is gone into with the mu- , 
tual belief the agent will secure more 
salary for the artist from the manager 
if the former and the latter deal di- 
rect, leaving the artist out of the pre- }j 
liminary negotiations. V ' 'rj 

All entering into contract with the •] 
agent have had their contract""'' > 
breached through the strike, and no*" 
declare they are without a playhA'fv' 
obligation. It is anticipated severM 
producers requiring artists of ; : >^;* 
types secured by the agent will e^ • • 
rience a surprise when the s'^e iv. 
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COHAN SEES SUNSHINE BREAKING 
THROUGH BLACK STRIKE CLOUDS 



President of Actors' Fidelity League, at Bjltmore Meeting Held 

Last Night, Predicts That in Forty-eight Hours Steps 

Toward Settlement Between Actors and Managers 

Will Be Well Under Way. A. F. L. Not 

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•>; : Last night's meeting. at the Biltmore 

i of the Actors' Fidelity League at the 
meeting drew an overflow crowd. It 

swas featured with the promise that 
the theatres would soon be open. 

js| There was enthusiasm, some laughter 
and interruption on the part of A. E. 
A. members who were present. This 
came near the close of the meeting,. 

.the chair then in the hands of Louis 
Mann being lenient to a degree. 
George M. Cohan, president, opened 
the meeting saying: "I have been in 
conference with attorneys in regard 
to the strike and I bring good news.' 
The clouds are beginning to break and 
inside of 48 hours there will be a little 
sunshine around this town, as far as 
Spthe factors are concerned. 

*'i '■} ^L-,was called into that conference 
because of the Actors' Fidelity League. 
-The only interests I have now are your 
interests, and so it will be necessary 
for me to run away soon to again join 

4 the conference. 

"I am going to the mat on this fight 
and will stay there until you get what 

.' you deserve and you're going to get 

H it ,1 That's why I am going. This is 
the crucial hour. We are going to get 
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we expected and from all ends- too. 
r f *I have been "asked what fidelity 
meant in this league and I am answer- 
ing that my idea is that it is an or- 
|Vganization of men and women of the 
acting profession who mean to stay 
by their contracts. That slogan, 'righjt 
wrong,' has done more harm to me 
.theatre in three weeks than can pos- 
sibly be righted in three years. 
$t"i/Lr,. Samuel Gompers told me 'last 
week that he had never stood up be- 
hind contract breakers. Well, the Fi- 
delity League is one to meet all its 
obligations. It is a separate organiza- 
tion without affiliations. From tonight 
on, the A. F. L. seeks no new mem- 
bership. A person may apply for mem- 
bership, but it will not be at the solici- 
Hon of any league member. 
"We have no secret understandings 
ith any manager or group of man- 
gers. We stand up for the' actor all 
he time and we will fight for the actor 
iifca he is fighting clean." 
Louis Mann then spoke, saying that 
j^the events of the past 48 hours tended 
HH show that the future of the theatre 
rested .no longer within the confines 
^ ioi-the A. E. A. We are going to open 
^the theatres one way or another." 
^IPpiiam Collier added, "Yes, and keep 
" lEhjem open.") "We hope the word 
strike will forever be lost to the thea- 
$r££. He mentioned that Germany and 
>ther stricken countries were eliminat- 
ig strikes from their midst and that 
he profession should send men to 
ongress to attend the same ends here. 
le then took up the case of Bessie 
JjbCoy Davis, though he mentioned no 
details of the expose of her alleged 
treatment by A E. A. members. He 
said that the management of the show 
had asked that she resign from the 
sague, but that she swore to remain 
'member and to fulfil her contract. 
;<Ruth Chatterton was announced as 
{ o aving joined, as was Nora Bay es, the 
Vtttr being asked to speak. She 
jtjjefly stated she was against the; 
•>king of contracts and was for the 
,,.N$£ganization heart and soul. r 
Florence Nash arose and made a 



firey address against the passing of 
the theatre into hands which didn't 
understand, the point of her appeal 
being to. "keep the curtain up." 

Marcel Rosseau arose to say why 
he resigned from the Equity, and it 
was because he believed its leaders 
were' inciting its members to Bolshev- 
ism. He mentioned Wilton Lackaye's 
recent address at the Lexington thea- 
tre and said that bolshevism was the 
sense of the remarks if not the exact 
terms used. 

Mr. Cohan, on finding out the speak- 
er's name, said: "You're alright, 
Marcel." . Somebody in the rear called 
out : "And long may you wave," which 



Mr. Mann, who excitedly shouted to 
"arrest that man." 

Mr. Huntley again arose and Said 
that if there was one more disrespect- 
ful word uttered by Equity men pres- 
ent he would resign from the A. E. A. 
and take along many of his friends. 

Earl Mitchell, of the Equity 
crowd, got up and stated that 
contracts had been broken by thev 
managers, and said he knew of two 
or three instances from the Cohan & 
Harris office. Sam Forrest replied, 
stating he had letters from Frank H. 
Gillmore thanking the firm for the 
way it had settled the claims of actors. 
-Arthur Ashley stated before the 
meeting that an members were re- 
quested to call at the league's head- 
quarters at 122 West 43rd street, today 
or tomorrow, and leave their correct 
addresses. Also whether they were 
now under contract or not. This was 
important, he Said. 



SETTLEMENT OF ACTORS' STRIKE 

(Continued from page 1) 
atrical unions in sympathy with the A. 
E. A., and the promounced attitude 
of the Federation -el Labor through 
Samuel Gompers upon his return from 
abroad, placed the entire actors' strike 
as a matter between the theatrical 
managers and the A. F. of L. The 
managers persisted in their statements 
of resistence and said they would fight 

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Willie Collier wishes he had Said that 
first" Collier said he was just think- 
ing of doing it. 

.Someone asked if, in opening the 
theatres, the league and managers 
were against the Federation of Labor. 
Cohan said: "When this is all over, 
the American Federation of Labor will 
be the best friend the Fidelity League 
has. The theatres have a clean record 
with the A. F. L. and we'll keep it 
clean— this association will keep it 
clean." 

Mr. Cohan left the room at this point 
and when Mr. Mann took the chair 
concerted laughing from about a score 
of Equity members started friction. 
Miss Bayes remarked that they prob- 
ably weren't actors because they didn't 
work on cue. Mr. Mann then finished 
a statement that the public supported 
the Fidelity cause as shown by a $1,000 
check which had been sent to help any 
needy actor who would apply at the 
league's headquarters. It was this 
statement unfinished that- started the 
scoffing. 

Collier demanded to know the names 
ot the disturbers. They started speak- 
ing up. "Percy Helton, for one;" 
"Harry Grcjen, for another;" "Malcolm 
Duncan, for another;" "Frank Morgan, 
for another." Then came "Charles 
Coghlan, for another." This brought 
a reply from Collier, who said: "It 
must be Coghlan junior, for the Cogh- 
lan I knew was a gentleman." 

James Huntley arose and addressed 
the chair. He said: "I am an Equity 
member in good standing, but f am 
ashamed of the conduct of Equity 
members here. We have gentlemen 
on our side — there are the Bar rymores 
and others,. I came here to learn both 
sidesr . 

After an address on contracts and 
the breaking of them by Frederick 
Carr, Collier arose and dared the dis- 
turbers to answer, saying they again 
missed their cue. Morgan said: "Yes, 
but you haven't proved that we broke 
bur contracts yet." ■ «p .• 

"No," answered Collier, "but Judge 
Hendrick did." • ' 

One of the A, E. A. members present 
asked Mr. Mann to give his opinion 
on the breaking of the contracts, and 
Mann explained the opinion he secured 
from a great , constitutional lawyer, 
one time in the presidential cabinet, 
Carr arose to give a bit of Justice 
Hendrick's opinion and asked if the 
A. E. A. didn't regard the decision of 
the courts backed by the U. S. con- 
stitution. The reply from the. "left 
wing" was "sometimes." This aroused 



stood the theatrical conditions did not 
consider this likely. While the pro- 
ducers of one or two shows in single 
theatres could afford to make a stand 
through confining their activities to 
the. largest cities only, the producing 
managers of many attractions and the- 
atres had to have the country houses. 
This would be a difficult proposition 
with A. F. of L. opposition, through 
the many affiliated unions handling 
theatrical properties and the danger 
of a labor boycott against unfair thea- 
tres and plays. 

It is believed that before a final set- 
tlement is reached between the mana- 
gers and Actors' Equity, there may be 
a change or two in the officers of the 
managers' association, to let down in 
view of the many statements* issued 
from that headquarters. 

Just what the position of the Actors' 
Fidelity League will be in the event 
of an adjustment, had not been de- 
fined up to last night. The contract 
promised the Fidelity may also be 
given to the A. E A., covering the 
demands first made by the Equity. 

The statement of George M. Cohan 
at the League meeting last night that 
after the strike was settled the Amer- 
ican Federation of Labor and the Fi- 
delity would be great friends, caused 
considerable conjecture. 

Last night the Selwyns announced 
the reopening of "The Challenge" at 
the Selwyn Friday night (Sept. 5) 
"with the original cast and a loyal 
crew." The original cast was headed 
by Holbrook Blinn who has 25 per cent. 
of the show. Two of the principals 
left the piece. One was Jessie Glen- 
dinning. The original cast would in- 
clude Miss Glendinning's return. She 
is a staunch A. E. A. The "loyal crew" 
portion of the statement might mean 
a crew from the stage hands union. 

Several other openings are proposed 
early. Ziegf eld's "Follies" is to open 
Monday, say the Ziegf eld people, but 
no mention of "original cast" is made. 

None of the managers of the P. M. A. 
has successed in reopening or opening 
shows against the strike, excepting 
William A. Brady and George Tyler. 
Mr. Brady has continued to present 
"At 9.45" at the Playhouse, New York, 
without union actors or stage 'hands. 
Mr. Tyler has put on three shows since 
the strike started, all within the past 
six days. "Pollyanna" opened at the 
National, Washington, Sunday night, 
after another P. M. A. show had beerf 
closed in that city a few days before. 
"On the Hiring. Line" was presented 
by: Tyfctf at the Blackstone, Chicago, 
last, Friday night against the violent 



LENOX THEATRE SHOW. 

The Lenox Theatre, Lenox avenue § 
and 111th street, the latest Equity ac- | 
qui sition, will. open next Monday night 
with a bill of four one-act plays.-**! 
They are "The Shadows of the Glen/'^| 
by J. M. Synge; "Suppressed Desires," | 
by Susan Glaspel; "A Pantomime Re- ; 
hearsal" and "The Flying Prince," by ; 
Peggy Wood. "Shadows of the Glen"~| 
was produced in New York several 
years ago by the Irish Players. 

"Suppressed Desires" was played for 
a brief period by the Washington 
Square Players. "The Flying Prince" :; 
has* never been staged before. 

George K. Denny is general stage 
director of the four productions. 

MOVING PICTURE MEETING. 

A meeting of the Picture Theatre y 
Employes' Union consisting of ushers, , 
ticket takers, doormen, etc., employed ',\ 
in the east side film houses was ^ 
scheduled for la. m. this morning at .- 
the headquarters, 125 Rivington street. :js 

Hugh Fray ne called the meeting and 
presided. •...■".'. 

Steps were taken to extend the ac- 
tivities of the Picture Employes' Union | 
at this morning's meeting, so as -to" '| 
bring in x every picture house attache '; 
in Greater New York. One of the '-| 
plans calls for the establishment of a g 
local in each borough. '• 

The Picture Employes' Union has a | 
charter from the A.F. bf'L. 



LABOR DAY GROSS, $15,600. 

A statement issued by Grant Stewart 
yesterday afternoon was to the effect 
that the A. E A. shows playing in 
New York and Chicago on Labor Day 
had turned in a gross of $15,600. 

There were three performances in 
New York, two at the Second Avenue 
Theatre and one at the Lexington 
Avenue and two in Chicago at the 
Auditorium. ; 

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opposition of the labor unions of that 
city, and Monday night, Tyler, with a 
non-union crew and actors opened 
"Tillie" at the Davidson, Milwaukee. 
He still has another production. "Pen- 
rod" to »*hprtly go on. 

During the strike, the A E. A. has 
been very active, while the managers 
were passive. , The managers waited, 
but hardly knew what they were wait- 
ing for. Their greatest confidence was 
that the striking actors, "broke," 
through 'being out of work, would be 
forced to leave the A. E. A. The 
Fidelity was proposed and organized 
with this thought in mind, when first 
announced under the guise of an E. H. 
Sothern society. With the chill given 
to the Sothern idea, Louis Mann fa- 
thered the Fidelity as a pure actors' 
society, opposed to the Actors' Equity, 
strikes and anything else the managers, 
with which it was affiliated, did not 
favor. 

The managers' association had plen- 
ty of resources and could command 
a great deal of money but made little 
use- of either in the strike. Their 
biggest single expense was an adver- 
tising bill. While they watched and 
waited the A. E. A. plunged ahead, 
gathered strength in the rush and 
brought money to their coffers. It has 
been reported the A. E. A. had the 
offer of an extremely wealthy layman 
of one million dollars as a reserve 
fund at any time the A. E. A. had to 
call for it. The actors' association 
opened several theatres, starting with 
the Lexington, New York, and proved 
that their members could be managers 
as well as actors by making a success 
of each house opened by it. 

Nothing Of importance was reported 
from the other strike centers, Chicago. 
Boston and Washington, yesterday, ot 
any account- '■■:. . - : 

Both actors' societies held , meetings 
yesterday, reported elsewhere in this 
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A. E. A. 

LETTER HEAD OP GUGGENHjaiMBK, 
UNTBBMYBR & MARSHALL, 120 
BROADWAY, NEW YORK. 
Sir. Frank Qiiimore, Secretary, The Actors' 
Equity Association, 1472 Broadway, New 
York CUT. 
Dear Mr. Gillmoro : 

I deeply regret to be deprived o( the oppor- 
tunity of availing myself of the invitation to 
address the members of your association. When 
I was called upon by you for that purpose, V 
had already made commitments that It was 
impossible to change, and am compelled to 
leave town this afternoon. . 

I would like to have you say again to youi 
members and those affiliated with your asso- 
ciation in the present struggle to vindicate 
the- right of collective bargaining, that I am 
with them heart and soul In their fight and 
that X shall remain there until the end. There 
is nothing within my power to do to aid In 
bringing this struggle to a successful termi- 
nation that I will not cheerfully do, tor to my 
mind It la a high public duty Involving a . 
principle of fundamental Importance not only 
to this community but to every part of the 
country. 

I have never known ot anything quite so 
indefensible as the attitude of the Producing 
Managers' Association. Having dlstlnctlyand 
expressly recognized the Actors' Equity Asso- 
ciation In the formulation of the present con- 
tract, they now see fit, "without rhyme or 
reason/' to repudiate such recognition. 

According to my understanding ot the facts, 
the present form ot contract was negotiated 
and settled with your association as a body 
and through Its representatives. Article 18 
of the contract provides that in case of dis- 
pute not only over the terms ot the contract 
but over other matters outside ot the contract, 
the manager who Is a party to the contract 
uball select one arbitrator and that your as- 
sociation, not the actor who is the other party 
lu the contract, shall select the other arbi- 
trator on behalf of the actor, thus delegating 
tbo power of arbitration to the assoclalton. 
, There could be no more distinct and un- 
equivocal recognition than Is Implied In this 
provision, and, as I have already written 
you, I am firm in the conviction that as mat- 
ter ot law the refusal ot the managers to 
abide by that provision with respect to con- 
troversies arising under the present contract 
constitutes -a breach of the existing contract 
that entitles the actor wbo 1b a party to It to 
declare It abrogated. 

But the most astounding .feature of this 
situation arises out ot the concerted action 
recently taken by the new Fidelity Associ- 
ation in combination with the Producing Man- 
agers. Mr. Cohan is reported as having an- 
nounced that he has arranged a form ot con- 
tract with the Producing Managers whereby 
every contention made by your association 
In the Interest of Its members Is conceded 
by the Managers' Association and still further 
concessions are made. It was on account of 
these demands by your association that the 
managers arrogantly refused to further recog- 
nize you, and now, whilst conceding the Jus- 
tice and moderation of those demands, your 
asoclalton 1b told because you advanced and 
Instated upon these requirements, your asso- 
olalton Is to be outlawed and crushed by the 
managers. 

In other words, having, through your right- 
eous persistence, secured a more Just form ot 
contract for the coming year, you are to be 
set aside and driven out of existence for your 
temerity and no one who , has been concerned 
in securing this JUBt recognition is hereafter 
to be tolerated by the managers or per- 
mitted to represent the membership of the 
actors. The only logical conclusion In this 
position and the result that Is bound to fol- 
low as surely as fate, Is that, if the power to 
enforce these concessions Is surrendered, the 
concessions will be of short duration. 

The next contract that is made by the new 
Actors' Association that has been set up under 
the protection of the managers and that will 
presumably be under Its influence, will be 
such a contract as the managers may dictate. 
Judging from past experience of the in- 
credible oppression that they have exerted 
over your profession, we can conceive ot what 
sort ot contract that will be. No one who Is 
not a mere tool of the managers or a creature 
so trustful and .unacquainted with the ways 
of the world that he ought to have at least 
two guardians, Is likely to cast aside the In- 
dependent organization that has served him as 
yours has served and embrace in its place 
what amounts to the mere pretext of a pro- 
tective association. ' , *• : -. 
I understand that In your demand for the 
recognition of your association by the man- 
agers you have expressly disclaimed any 
thought of Insisting upon what is known as 
the "Closed Shop." Whilst the excess ot 
moderation on your part Is praiseworthy from 
one point of view and ought to attract to your 
support the sympathy, of all classes, I feel 
that you are wrong. In theory there may be 
such a thing as the "open shop," but In prac- 
tice there Is not. Your profession should 
either be represented through your associ- 
ation for the purpose of collective bargain- 
ing, or you will be left at the mercy of the 
individual bargaining against the managers, 
who whilst arrogating to themselves the right 
of collective bargaining have had the Im- 
pertinence to deny it to you. If they have a 
decent pretext for that attitude, I have never 
beard It presented. It would be interesting 
to know what It Is. 

If you compromise your controversy on the 
basis ot an "open shop," which means that 
the managers are at liberty to deal Indi- 
vidually with such of the actors as do not 
choose to Join your organization, the result 



will be that in courae of time they will under- 
mine your association by discriminating 
against its members until they succeed in dis- 
integrating It. This is far more easily done 
In your profession that in the ordinary trade 

UD My' advice to you is to "stick it out." You ■ 
have the sympathy ot the publlo, and with 
proper organization of your forces you will be 
able to secure Its material suaport. Permit 
me to wish you every success in the stand you 
have taken and you will succeed because you 
are entitled to do so. Very t"*JL y « u "- • 
(Signed) Samuel Untermyer. 

FORUM. 
JAMES' BOY'S FATHER TALKS. 

Great Kills, N. Y., Aug. 31. 
Editor IVarubtt: . 

Your Bulletin of Aug. 27 contained a 
statement , by Ned Sparks, under the 
heading, "Official Statements." ;.; = •■■ 

Kindly give the following facts simi- 
lar publicity, concerning my son Gard- 
ner James. To begin with, Sparks >s 
a liar and a coward; a liar, ^Or he 
would not have called up Chamber lam 
Brown's office and apologized, and a 
coward or he would never have at- 
tacked a sixteen-year-old boy. . Ned 
Sparks and "his men 1" Intelligence 
department I •• ■'.• 

Sparks' methods remind me of Sam 
Parks and "his" entertainment com- 
mittee, and ar.e equally unsuccessful, 

The truth about this matter is as 
follows : Gardner James went to the 
Equity headquarters at the request of 
Harrison Hunter, who wished to meet 
him. Hunter did meet him— yes f after 
Sparks and "his men" had tried to 
strangle Gardner in then- efforts to 
search his pockets. ■ Sparks would not 
have dared to tackle him alone. 

There are several things I shall try 
to find out, by legal means if neces- 
sary, among others, is this Sparks a 
"striking" actor— if so, when did he 
work last*. Who gave this fellow 
Sparks authority to ask for my son's 
Equity card? Why did Equity apolo- 
gize for Sparks, and why does Equity 
tolerate such as Sparks? ■--— — — — 

Just as soon as business enables me 
to get back to Manhattan I shall find 
out why Sparks at all. 

\ . A. James, 
(Father ot Albert and Gardner James, 

and proud of it.) 

B. Iden Payao's Correction. 
Editor Varibtt: 

I shall be obliged if you will correct 
an error in your Bulletin of last Thu rs- 
' day. /■ * •..'■■.••■'■■•■■ %.*&> ■■ : 

I did not say that I would usV no 
strike breakers in the castof any plays 
I produce hereafter. That would be 
virtually to act on the principle of the 
closed shop, which is not demanded by 
the A. E. A.. $:*: 

What ,1 said, and reaffirm, is that I 
shall make no attempt' to use strike 
breakers during the continuation of 
the strike. B. Iden Payne, 



SMALL TIMER'S LAMENT. 

(To the time ot "I'm .always chasing rain- 
bows.") 

By Grade De-agon 

(OF DICKINSON AND DEAGON.) 

At the end of the small-time there's happi- 
ness, «-■ 

But to find. It how often I've tried 

To land two a day I've tried every way, 

Still my dreams have all been denied. 

Why have I always been on second 

I wonder If , the wife's to blame / 

I know darn well it can't be me. 
CHORUS. 

I'm always chasing . Murdock, 

Martin Beck and Albee too. 

I thing the wife's a Jinks to me what am 
I to doT 

8he Is a White-Rat and pro-German, 

While I'm a good staunch N. V. A. 

To ber I preach this dally sermon 

You're kid stuff's getting too passe. 

Believe me, 

I'm Just a small time actor 

Trying to buy a home In Freeport in vain. 

Coast House Playing Pictures. 

Seattle, Sept. 2. 
Because of the actors' strike in the 
east, the Metropolitan will switch to 
pictures, except for "Tea for Three," 
now playing in the west. 



THE NOSEY REPORTER 

(With apoloaiei to 8. Jay Kaufman end 
"Evtnina Globe.") 

TODAY'S QUESTION : "What is go- 
ing to happen to the Actors' Fidelity 
League if the Actors' Equity Association 
and the Producing Managers' Associa- 
tion settle the strike this week. 

This question was put to seven birds 
last night on the Main Stem while they 
were tea lug up. The answers are: 

LIEUT, WILLIAM WOOLFENDBN, 
U. S..AT: "I am living In a first class 
hospital at Fox Hill, Staten Island. All 
of the guests there seem to be satisfied 
with the situation. The food Is nifty and 
the booze is great. So why should we 
try to get out!" 

LOU DAVIS, beef packer: "I think 
the price of pork chops Is going to go 
down. There isn't as much of a call as 
usual from Chink restaurants, and chat 
means-- that they are losing their after 
theatre trade. Who isn't eating T Why 
ask me, I am getting my chuck regular 
at the Strand and It Is good scoffing. 
Another thing- that I'll tell you 1b that 
they haven't raised my rent at Mur- 
ray's. Tip me when the panic is on, 
that's a good guy." 

BILLY LA HIFF, restaurateur and 
dispenser of liquid refreshment: "When 
all the strikes are ended I'll still be 
selling the best food in New York, 
whether they eat It or not. I eat It 
myself and Frank Qerrerlty thinks it's 
the best ever. I think I'll have to get 
a larger bar. If 'Dinty* Moore didn't 
have George McManus as his press agent 
Where would he get oft at? Now honestly 
I ask youT It this sunshine keeps up 
I think I'll have to get smoked glasses." 

SLOVAK- SAM, the bus boy at the 
Astor Grill : "Dees is noting. I got 
work every night three sometimes two 
o'clock. What dey tink, I got to stick 
by the floor. The light he cost money. 
I don't care. But when. he bring bottle 
in pants he stay here all night. It Is 
rain on the commune." . 

TILLLIE ZINK8IDE8, the brassiest 
gal on the coat rack: "Listen to me, 
this stuff is all wrong. I had a chump 
brace me here one night. He writes 
plays for the saps to act In. This bird 
comes to me end tries to slip me a' half 
a yard, cause he thinks I'm a poor frail 
and teaching school. I stall him for he 
looks soft and I think I can take him 
for a c.ouple of grand and then this thing 
breaks. It's tough, I'll say an honest 
gal ain't got no cbanct at all these 
days. Say who'd yer think I'll win the 1 
foist tomorrer? Maybe I kin get a bet 
down." 

DOC STEINER, speaking with a mask 
and straiser on, replied he had never 
"heard ot a strike, that he has been tak- 
ing care of himself since, a boy and re- 
fuser to permit the nosey scout to call 
htm Doc. "I'll tell you what I think," 

Siuoth the doctor. "All you guys are 
oo fresh. You think you can kid me - 
and print it in English eo my friends 
can't read it. If I want to be kidded I 
speak with the. gentlemen of the Staats. 
I know every foreign act that ever did' 
a flop and a lot ot others that never had 
a chance, and strike only means one 
thing to me, -three times for a nickel 
and If you send the little block of wood 
to 2,000 It costs you nothing. I did that 
once. I tried It and drank a beer 
between each blow. It cost me- 75 
cents tor beer and 25 cents tor the 
strikes before I found out tbe thing 
wasn't working, and at that I missed 
a stein. . . ■■ ■ - : 

BUTTERMILK JERRY, the pest of 
'Broadway, remarked he had some very 
opinions. "If you are the nosey writer, 
tip me where I can get some shots 
cheap. These tough times are holding 
me down to two a day when I use to 
get 50 and at that I can't sniff. If all 
the actors are striking why ain't I * 
working? I'd make a good actor. They * 
tell me Lew Kelly is a great dope on 
tbe stage but he's got to make up for - 
It, Tell me where there's some good 
loose hop, will yer, and tell Kelly to 
hire me for his understudy/' 



agora going to and from the meeting, 

Mario Walnwrlght giving the Equity the 4MKgf. 
and grabbing a Fidel lite line. ,; . f. :'-M'i 



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That early A. M. meeting for the ticket 
takers, ushers and doortenders. . : *V 

Jay Brennan says: "What Is pride when pen- ■ 
nles are concerned." . 

Those Talntor letters. ' '■- ■-'.-.' : "-«jgi 

Goat's telephone call to Pago after the letters 
were delivered." ;-'" : '-' > :iy . ■'-:-■ \< : ' 

Sam Rotbapfel feeling hurt because Ttaiater , 
didn't write to him. A t' I Vi 

Bessie McCoy's two-gun man. j V ..'. itfsr 

The former ex-pres agent of a producing ^* 
arm being steered by Tod Sloane into a "gtnny" - ? 
and the chorus gals ringing In every skirt that , 
needed a drink. " ,,-. ■ 

Slipping the "old Bubsldy stuff" to an eminent | 
Chicago theatrical scribe and hoping to got X 
away with It - . . = v^i£* 

The newspapermen figuring on circulating ? : -% 
petition to bar Moscba Gest tram the manager. 
lal press room. 

BUI Brady's "drink line" of striking actr 
at a certain cafe at West 48th street and 
manner in which It grows nightly. Yes_, 
is the host and principal check grabber, X. 



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IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 2. 

It is quiet in theatrical strike cir 
cies here. All the attention is cen- 
tered upon, the two $2 theatres open, 
Auditorium, and B lacks tone. ; . 

The Auditorium, with an A. vR-A.s 
benefit show, will do $30,00 on the 
week; the Blackstone, with Geo. Ty- 
ler's "On the Hiring Line," will do 
$7,500 on the week, 

The Auditorium got $4,000 tonight. 
Its money capacity at the scale is 
around $5000. 7%. • " ;;■ 

Tyler's 'Tillie," at the Davidson, Mil^ 
waukee, opened last night to $1,28% 

Laura Hope Crews did not want to||: 
appear in "The Hiring Xine" following;", % 
the receipt by her of a threatening 
letter 'sent special delivery. Miss " 
Crews was persuaded to go on. The 
letter stated if she persisted in ap- 

!>earing in a non-union play, she would 
lave her face burned off. The letW;" 
was received by her at one o'clock this 
morning. The post office is investi- i|I 
gating. It is believed to have been 
sent by a sympathizer of the strikers.; 

The feeling around is that the the- 
atres will open by next Monday. No-, 
one expresses what that implies, ' * 
the : theatre managers seem cqC^k : Vi.. , 
"The Passing Show," held .,ct^ 
stead of going to New York, ia;<iue' 
to start a four-weeks' engagement at 
the Garriack. Opening date is reported 
for Monday. The show when playing 
at the Palace was stopped by the 
strike. 

There are forty "Passing Show£ 
chorus girls here who have lived bri, 
$15 each for the two weeks since clos- 
ing. That was the amount of their 
half-week's salary. The girls are.tr % 
gcther, four and five in a room '.^trV-;* 
out funds. Through the chorus gii.'^ 
auxiliary of the A. E, A. having no Cfc^fej 
cago branch, the girls say they do M'Hj 
know where to apply for funds need* -M 

The A. E. A. is reported angling to 
secure the Playhouse. It seats 700 and 
is owned by a picture concern; hThii 
deal may go through,/ as the ^ owners v 
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.;/.,.. San Francisco;'-Sep't. ; 2.'|;!|?i 

; Aside from talk and rumors that iH0'f ' 
musicians and stage hands would a iy. 
imt the call in- the event they ; a»^ ; 
asked to walk out to aid the A. E/A'J^ 



Critics discoursing on union actors. 

Critics talking about "three hours of 

union acting." 

Eddie Cantor's mustache. 

Morris Cost's lengthy debates In the press 

room. • ' •» ' ' 

Tbe newspapermen figuring on ibarrlng Gest 
because of his gabblnoss and his Insistence 
that nil work stop while he -talks. :. . 

Those signs In front of the theatres. 

The Amsterdam sign : "Follies Closed By 
Contract Breaking. Bftulty Actors." ., 

Tbe mora dignified three-sheets in front of 
the other houses. ,-.-.• ' . ^,„ 

William A. Brady making good on his $250 
donation with his wife's permission. 

The elevator cross-fire between the man- 



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reach here ■ "'.'"' : '-v. /-''u'yf'^. 

A local daily carried an artltle la.W - 
week quoting Edgar Selwyn, who w ;%? 
visiting here as expressing his opinio • 
that every theatre in the country legi 
timate, vaudeville and picture woukj L 
be closed before the actors'' strike if i Vp 
settled He referred to the 8trikm»>M'' 
actors . as sincere and numbeifii':M|| 
among them 2,000 of the best actors'/? .'?;;$ 
Broadway, and that they were' stickii.^H 
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iiSBrown, Gardner and Brown. 
Songs ud Danceu. 
IS Mins.f Full Stage. 
American Roof. 

Two men and one woman constitute 
-this act,' which appears good at present 
and will undoubtedly improve later on. 
As the drop raises the two male mem- 
bers render a ballad selection, which 
is not essential with one of them play 
ing the piano. The other member-then 
joins her and offers some modern 
dancing. The piano player then ren- 
ders a comedy number, followed by 
^ tome more dancing by the other 
couple. Two changes of costume are 
made by both dances. Providing the 
piano player continues with his pres- 
ent work, the act should find no trou- 
ble in scoring fairly well. Very good 
turn to precede intermission. 

"'■JSwajrta and Clifford. 

W$ Mine; One. 
^•;^ppmedy Talk and Songa. 

>, American Roof. . 

"Here is a man and woman combina- 
tion that will undoubtedly hit the big 
time before many days are over. The 
woman is handsome and shapely, while 
the man plays a Jewish character, de- 
livering rapid fire jokes that can't help 
hit the mark at any house. The male 
member is recently out of some bur- 
lesque show.- A change of costume is 
ide, but it is not essential. If laughs, 
My'ause and whistling by the audience 
",*j£y value, here is an act that can 
make them do all three from start to 



Creighton and Stiam. . 
Comedy Talk and Songs. 
12 Mini.; One. 

American Roof. 

Man and woman, who will have to 
m- -■•''• brace up if expecting to continue. Fol- 
!': f lowing ''spoony" songs the couple take 
p'^: 'seats, rendering like numbers, none of 
!0£f/ ; which aroused much attention. Act 
needs material. 

M-ldred Rogers. 
Revue. 
Mines One (Special Drop). 



,RWith a nice quartet of dance offer- 
ings young Miss Rogers should al- 
iM-ways find work at the big-small time 
; houses. Entering from a special drop 
rendering a number anent her future 
routine, she proceeds with four 
Ldsnces, complete change for each. 
Hss Rogers can't help but come true 
form with a little rehearsal treat- 
ment. 



Mack and Veimar. 
Comedy talk and songs. 

JMl8;:Minsi One. ' ' 
■;t '-. <£-. American. 

|||j|p Mack and Veimar, man and woman, 
have the qualifications to keep work* 
m$% i ^ ne starts by attempting to play 
on a violin when he enters and in- 
terrupts, imitating a drunk, present- 
ing her with roses. Following a little 
l^rjcomedy talk he renders a prohibition 
r number that stands out. He then as- 
t^'sumes a sober attitude and offers an- 
'M other selection assisted by her at the 
■SE piano. Very good turn at present. By 
Mding some exclusive comedy talk 
e couple might find a way for the 
time. 



Sandifer and Brogsdale. 
Comedy Talk and Songs. 
17 Mini. j One. 
American Roof. 
. H : § ; , Sandifer and Brogsdale are a male 
-i^ colored combination that should keep 
■working at the smaller houses. Open- 
ff^-tg in "one" conveying the impression 
the audience they are on a ship 
gat' nn ' n 8 t0 Mississippi, the couple offer 
"■'-.(ical Southern songs. Subsequent to 
4r imaginary arrival they do com- 



tc8y talk and dances, the smaller one 
shouldering the greater part of the 
He also does Bert Williams' 



poker game well, 
smaller houses. 



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PALACE. 

Music (of a kind) predominate! this week 
on the Palace bill, with Ted Lewis and his 
Jazs Band, held over from last week, closing 
the program with a bang, and Jay Gould end 
Flo Lewis In an elaborate revue In the next* 
to-cloBlng position. 

Charles King, and his new act, a Lawrence 
Schwab production, were on Just before Inter- 
mission, but this showing dragged a little and 
did not get the hand this young man la In 
the habit of expecting. The dances and songs 
are rather draggy. The girls' In his support 
throw themselves Into the spirit of the thing 
with considerably more gusto than does King 
himself, but there gets to be an expectedness 
about their coming up through the grand piano 
that detracts from the offering's value. The 
act la called "Dream Stars" and was written 
and staged by Hassard Short In King's sup- 
port four girls appear, Una Fleming, Lucille 
Cbalfonte, Alleen ape and Marie Hoilywell 

Helen McMahon and Sam Diamond opened 
Ike show with their songs and dances, Diamond 
and Bthel Rooeevere getting the biggest results 
with the doll number. Lou Reed and Al Tucker 
followed, pleasing moderately with their fan- 
tastic violin playing. Ed Gallagher and Joe 
Rolley have too much old stuff In their military 
travesty, stuff that has made the A. E. F. smile 
for months, but they tickled the risibilities of 
the house Just the same. El Brendel and Flo 
Burt, in "Waiting for Her," only provoked 
mild amusement till the man's clothes at the 
end began coming apart This brought down 
the house, but is really the least thing he does. 
Excepting this stunt, Brendel 1b something ol 
an arttst 

"The Runaway Girl," in which Mies Lewis 
and Mr. Gould appear, is an elaborate produc- 
tion staged by Hermann Timbers. There are 
plenty of girls, gorgeous costumes, attractive 
songs, and amusing conversation, to say noth- 
ing of four elaborate sets. Gould 1 first comes 
on as a chef and gives a hint of what's coming, 



in full stage, which plaeed them on the register 
list Crelghton and Btamm (New Acts), were 
No. 4, and must have been happy when the 
work was over, as the bouse was cold. Brown, 
Gardner and Barnes (New Acts) preceded 
intermission. They have a classy little danc- 
ing turn. Morgan and Gray (New Acts) fol- 
lowed Thursby, then Swartt and Clifford (New 
Acts), while King and Brown, acrobatic eae- 
legged combination, closed the show. 

K£IWS~PHILA. 

Philadelphia, Sept S. 

The new season opened moat auspiciously 
this week, Jammed houses at both perform- 
ances being in evidence with hundreds turned 
away at both shows. A new scale of prices 
wont Into effect this week with the top reach-' 
lng $1.50 Including the war tax and the de- 
votees of the two-a-day style of entertain- 
ment crowded the box-office. It la likely that 
the house played to the biggest receipts for 
one day in Its history, excepting, of course, 
when three shows were given. 

Three could easily have been given today, 
for with the actors' strike preventing the 
opening of the two legitimate theatres 
scheduled to start their season, there was 
nothing but vaudeville and motion pictures 
left for entertainment and the weather man 
helped things along by ureatasrlng showers 
day and evening. As might have been ex- 
pected, the show wag a riot from start to 
finish, with hits scattered in several spots 
that gave the entire bill a fine average. 

Of course, Belle Baker carried off the chief 
laurels. There isn't any of the single singers 
that occupy a warmer spot in the hearts of 
PhUadelpblans than this girl. It makes 11 1- 
the difference whether she uses old songs or 
new, her hits are always the same. As usual 
she has some new ones and gets the same big 
results. After she bad exhausted her reper- 
toire of new ones, the house began calling tor 
some of the old ones and Miss Baker very 
kindly obliged with one hit after another until 
she was forced to stop through exceeding the 
time limit Hiss Baker stays over a second 
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and later he and Miss Lewis and Hector Gold- 
sptnk have an amusing trlolog that leads up 
to Miss Lewis' first song with the chores. Tbe 
turn went well. ' 

FIFTH~AVENUL 

The Fifth Avenue not only packed them In 
seven deep Labor Day, but kept .them packed. 
In though the show was no more than an 
average bill. Jerome and Newell opened with 
their Chinese Instrument stunt and their" 
acrobatics, and Anthony came next whistling 
and playing his accordion. Alleen Stanley 
offered a pretty little singing tarn accom- 
panied by a pianist J. C. Mack and Co. in 
their "Mother Goose" specialty, "Mother's 
Boy," were the applause bit of the evening. 

The Weekly, a news picture selection, broke 
the speaking acts apart in the middle. - The 
pictures were followed by Marie Burke who 
sang one song to an accompaniment of pic- 
ture illustrations that were singularly well 
posed and attractive. She met with a hearty 
reception from the audience and was recalled 
several tunes. Several floral offerings also 
went over tbe footlights to her, marking Miss 
Burke's return to the theatre, after a vaca- 
tion. 

Ben Burney with his violin, and A. Robbins 
and Co. with their imitation of various 
musical instruments followed in that order. 
Burney haB several imitations in Ills routine ■ 
and rather killed off parte of tbe Robbins act, 
though it got over despite this handicap. 

'Wellington Cross went far less well than 
usually, but Jim and Marian Harklns with 
their talk about other members of the show 
made him seem a good deal more popular 
than he was while on the stage. W. Horlick 
and tbe Scrampa Sisters closed the show with 
a rattling, swift moving dancing act 



AMERICAN ROOF. 

Considerable drop in attendance last Tuesday 
evening. Aside from Leddy and Leddy, the 
first half of the bill did not show any pep, 
with the second portion making up for it 
8warU and Clifford (New Acta) stopped the 
show, and Dave Thursby, opening after inter- 
mission, ran a close second Musical Christies, 
man and woman, opened with two musical 
Instruments, followed by doubling upon a 
xylophone and exited to fair applause. San- 
difer and Brogsdale (New Acts), colored, were 
No. 2 spot, followed by Leddy and Leddy, the 
latter two being the first act on the program 
to secure the favor of the house. Subsequent 
to rendering a ballad selection off stage, their 
tramp appearance when entering brought 
laughs from all sides of the house. Comedy 
talk la "one" Is followed by acrobatlo feats 



started this week. It looks like a record for 
this girl. 

Several new acts were on the bill and made 
good. One in particular being a dramatic 
sketch, called, "Wild Oats," presented with 
Klngsley Benedict and Edward Wade as the 
principals. Dramatic sketches have been few 
and far - between since last season and this 
one not only fitted la nicely in tbe bill, bnt 
made good on Its merits. The principal char- 
acter Is a dual role played In excellent fashion 
by Mr. Benedict, who, according to the pro- 
gram, is a screen favorite. If be comes from 
the film world, he is welcome In vaudeville 
for he plays his roles with expression , feel- 
ing and a thorough understanding of his 
work, handling strongly dramatic lines and 
business affectively, and making his comedy 
points score. Mr. Wade gave excellent sup- 
port and the sketch made quite a good Im- 
pression. 

The big comedy hit as usual, was "Rube- 
vllle," which held the stage almost a half 
hour and held up the pace all tbe way. There 
appears to be several changes In the personnel 
of the cast bnt the principal roles are in 
old hands, and are given the best of treat- 
ment "Rubeviile" Is by far tbe best of the 
rural comedy sketches produced In vaude- 
ville the past year or two and was as before 
one of tbe real solid bits of tbe bill. 

The Arnaut Brothers, was another act which 
proved an excellent repeater. These boys 
crowd, a lot of quiet comedy into their musical 
work and acrobatics and had no trouble get- 
ting their share of the returns from the 
house. The whistling finish still remains a 
big laughing hit and is splendidly worked. 
Marie and Ann Clark injected plenty of 
laughs with their character comedy sketch, 
which Is almost as nonsensical as the title 
they have selected for it The girls get off 
to a Hying start with a corking good laughing 
line used by one of the two, who occupies a 
seat in the audience and from then on It Is 
pretty plain sailing. 

The Clark Bisters made them laugh and 
made their exit in a gale of yells and ap- 
plause with a funny bit of business in which 
a couple of the stage hands took part Billy 
Glason told a lot of stories, some old and 
some new, which, with tbe aid of a couple of 
comedy songs put him In right with the house. 
He finished with a cleverly handled bit of 
verse that got him an extra hand. Glason 
seems to be using too many Jewish stories, but 
has some good ones and tells them well. 

On an early spot were Ben and Hazel Mann, 
a dandy little singing and talking act that 
scored very big. The fellow works along 
"nut" comedy lines, but far enough away 
from many of the othsrt to make bis work 
stand out and he was very well liked. The 
girl is an excellent helper, sings a couple 
of numbers and the team could easily have 



held down a later spot They were well placed 
In this bill, however, and did a lot for the 
early half of the show. Willie Hale and 
Bro. got over better than the usual opening 
act and tbe showy dancing of the Borkln 
Russian Troupe put a corking good finish to 
a very pleasing show. • 



ORPHEUM, SAN FRANCISCO. 

Ban Francisco, Sept 8. 

The Orpbeum has a good bill this week, with 
singing and the fair sex predominating. It 
contains a trio of single-women turns with 
appropriate light comedy in relief, and is al- 
together nicely suited to Fleet Week. The 
business has been capacity. Frequently there 
has been standing room only. 

"Putting" It Over" proved) to be a lively 
entertainment, with soldier boys In female 
attire providing good comedy with their chorus 
girl antics. The offering finished up a decided 
hit 

Lloyd and Christy, in the next-to-olosing 
position, registered strongly. Lloyd is using 
the same routine as when with Avellng, and 
Christy proved a good partner. The routine, 
however, is a bit familiar here. 

"Skeet" Gallagher and Irene Martin were the 
best liked on the bill. They are a clever 
team with good talk. Each has a first-class 
comedy song. Combining their engaging per- 
sonalities and their ability to dance, they 
succeeded In stopping the show. Their auto 
bit used as an encore, also scored big. 

Madame Marguerita Sylva duplicated her 
routine, the opera Btar eclipsing her last week's 
success. The good showmanship dfsplayed in 
her talk preceding the song numbers added 
greatly to her vaudeville value. La Ber- 
nlcla and Co. followed her, and her clever, 
jaizy efforts were in marked contrast to the 
preceding turn if anyone as dignified aa the 
prima diva can properly be referred to as a 
turn. She scored « substantial hit 

Estell De Shon and Eula Howard Nunan, In 
second position, were well received. The 
singer has an excellent contralto voice, and 
the other filled in acceptably at the piano 
when her partner went off to make a costume 
change. The act filled 18 minutes, which 
seemed too long a time. The Clinton 8tsters 
opened rather quietly with Interpretative 
dances, for which many pretty costumes and 
drops were employed. Jack Josef fu. 

HIPPODROME, SAN FRANCISCO. 

San Francisco, Sept 3. 

The Hippodrome show this week, barring a 
section of the bill, provided entertainment 
that was fairly well liked here. 

The Morris Sisters opened with danefcM of 
the classical kind and got away with it The 
girls are pretty and make a number of pretty 
costume changes, but they need better routine, 
especially at the finish. In which only acounle 
of girls appear. 

Mossman and Vance were a pair of nifty, 
well-dressed chaps who displayed ability as 
dancers. They sing too much for the best 
results. "The Three Beauties," with a low 
brand of comedy and In spinster make-up, 
scored tbe show's hit. They sing quite well 
Tbe Fondelll Trio closed the show satisfactorily 
with an acrobatic turn. 

Lalllta Ward Davis gave rhyme readings 
from famous authors, Including a recitation 
of "Old Glory" and some flag waving. This 
last got the applause. The previous recita- 
tions got over fairly well. Miller and King 
got laughs with talk and comedy singing, scor- 
ing the second applause hit of the show. 

Jack Joscptis. 

PANTAGES, SAN FRANCISCO. 

San Francisco, Sept 8. 

Pantagee this week has a well-constructed 
bill with a goodly measure of comedy, includ- 
ing acts above the average. "Hello, People, 
Hello," with Al Prince and Adele Jason, was 
an attractive offering with special settings, 
good costumes and clever principals. Hiss 
Jason and Prince and a good girl classical 
toe dancer threw so much value into this act 
that it stood way out above the average of 
other girl offerings seen here this season. 

Corlnne Ward and Arthur Howard started 
poorly with a lengthy line of bull that didn't 
serve any good purpose except to fill up time 
with more or less meaningless talk. The man 
appears first in an Italian characterization, 
changing later to full evening dress. Both 
have excellent voices and would do much 
better In a straight singing turn. "The Great 
Richard," In the next-to-closlng position, was 
tbe show's bit They are a quartet of mon- 
keys, well trained, with a routine including 
wire walking, and they were thoroughly en- 
joyed . 

Broslus and Brown closed the show. They 
have a very good trick cycle -act with good 
props, and got away to big applause. Hannah 
Leach and Jack Hollans, recently at Talt's, 
opened the show with a good exhibition of 
ballroom and whirlwind dancing. 

Jack Soseyat. 

CASINO, SAN FANCISCO. 

San Francisco, Aug. 81. 

The outstanding feature of a good vaude- 
ville bill proved to be the De Pace Brothers 
and company of two women, In a combina- 
tion of operatic singing, and mandolin and 
guitar playing by the brothers. White the 
good voices of the singers drew Its share of 
tbe applause, it was the playing of the 
stringed Instruments by the brotners that 
completely tied up the show. 

Corporal Joe Nathan scored nicely with 
some gags about the war, the majority 
sounding new. He puts his talk over In a 
likeable manner. He closes his offering with 
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prison bars over It sending him oil to big 
applause. __ 

Montnmbo and Nap were next to closlngwlth 
a good comedr acrobatic turn. Tbe closing 
stunt with a plant on tbe top of tables and 
chairs was good for many laughs. The Vic- 
tory Trio, throe girls, pleased with harmony 
singing. Tbe Rooster imitation by tbe 
heaviest member, cleverly done, stood out 
and got tbe biggest applause. 

Don Stanley and Mlnnette Lee, In the 
closing position fared well with banjo playing. 
Tbe girl also playing an accordion quite well. 
Walter Gilbert, a good contortionist, opened 
the show. Gilbert keeps up a continuous 
flow of talk throughout bis contorting. If 
his talk is designed tor laughs, none material- 
ized here. 

The Will King company In "Say Listen" 
closed the entertainment. A Fathe comedy 
started It 

MAJESTIC, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 3. 

The Incomparable .Gertrude Hoffman head'' 
lined and took tbe headline honors, as aha 
always does. Her act Is tbe same that baa 
been seen at this theatre and the Palace be- 
tore, with tbe exception of a Peacock dance, 
tbe least impressive of her offerings, but much 
more rhythmic than Bob Hall's subsequent 
rhyming review of it. Tbe dance of tbe Allies, 
which was terrific when the war was of In- 
terest, loses Its kick now that the war Is more 
or less passe as an Inspirational basis. Not- 
withstanding, tbe audience paid Miss Hoffman 
tbe tribute she compels by her elaborate and 
colorful entertainment 

Bender and Meehan followed the Van Cellos, 
who opened with a good barrel-and-foot 
balancing and Juggling turn. Bender and 
Meehan have a hybrid act which Includes acro- 
batics, acrobatic dances apd acrobatic gags. 
Ollre Briscoe and Al Raub, Olive as comely 
as ever and Al as homely as ever, both as 
tuneful as ever, delighted. They were fol- 
lowed by Harry Green in bis Irreverent but 
' irresistible satirical comedy by Aaron Hoffman. 
It's about heaven, but It's a bell of a good 
sketch, and Green fits Into It Qreen today la 
probably the best delineator* of Jewish types 
In vaudeville. He manages to portray tbe chief 
characteristics of the race as Montague Glass 
wrote them — truthfully, ludicrously but not 
offensively. ) 

Felix Bernard and Jack Duffy scored bigs, 
with that type of two-man act which is over- 
running vaudeville these days— the type where 
there Is a male pianist and male singer, and 
the singer always sings "The Woman In Room 
18," with business, and dances . as Al Roth 
would dance If Al bad locomotor ataxia. Tbe 
large number of these acta Is not due to tbe 
fact that they are easy to do, but exists In 
response to a demand on the part of the pub- 
lic. The seltgelat (It's all right to use a 
German word now) calls for lass, and .this is 
Jass. If It's not well' done It's hideous. If It 
is well done It gets over big. Felix and Jack 
do it well. 
' Bob Hall had the honor Of following Hiss 
Hoffman. When be called for subjects, a nut 
-in the house Insisted that Bob deliver a rhyme 
on the actors' strike. Bob refused to make up 
a rhyme about it He refused to rhyme about 
the American Federation of Labor. Bob got 
over nicely, as he always does. His song 
was "I've Got My Captain Working for Me 
Now." 

Cummins and White closed the sow, with 
acrobatics and a special college drop. 

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PALACE, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept 8. 

The Palace opened for Its regular vaudeville 
season and reopened after being strikebound 
two weeks or more as a legitimate (summer) 
house, Monday, with a strong bill. The show 
looked only fair on paper, but played like a 
forest Are to a capacity audience. 

With the exception of the opening and closing 
acts every turn, had songs or dances, and most 
of them both. -Eva Shirley and her song- 
dance-circus Tycobbed the league, putting the 
show on a strike for about a dozen recalls 
for bows and a speech. Miss Shirley is a 
-pudgy girlie with the vocal equipment of a 
six-foot diva. In her retinue Is Al Roth, who 
shimmies from his ankles to his. ears and 
throws the wise and the simps Into convulsions. 
And tbe ]azs band, led by Fid Gordon, who 
dances like a dervish while he razzes a Jazz 
on his violin, compares with any In vaude- 
ville. 

Tbe Spanish Revue stood up, headlined. 
Fifteen pople in several sets of scenery decked 
with Spanish flowers, maybe garlic buds, made 
a striking showing, all duded up with man- 
tillas, velvet knickers, high headdresses, gaudy 
combs and the other Spanish, trimmings. Thirty 
castanets can make a lot of noise, too. None 
of the individual work Is extraordinary, but 
the ensemble makes a showy act and a novelty. 
Edith Clifford followed. Miss Clifford took 
home two strips of bacon with "I've Got My 
Captain Working for Me" and "Walt Till Tou 
Get Them Up in the Air," and then ran the 
string of her 1910 assembly of snappy comedy 
songs. She worked fast and bit hard for an 
encore and speech. Her pianist, ,Roy Ingrk- 
bam, Is a competent accompanist 

Epos Frazere opened. He does trspese swing 
work, rather exciting and very neat, but kills his 
finish by descending and taking three-quarters 
of a minute to pick up a hat, coat and cane 
and stroll off. They call what he commits 
an anti-climax in books about stagecraft. 
Whitfield and Ireland, with Joe- Donahue, came 
•n in an uproad of laughs over their funny 
rural drop, then pulled bellrlngers one after 
another and finished with Whitfield lunging 
uto a eaxaphone as the other two burlesqued 
•fn«s. This team took better In mid-act than 
»t t*i sad, but Is a strong winner. 8am Orson 



and Helen Myra, newcomers In this sector of 
the blg-tlme map, held Number two with 
violins and dances, and Miss Myra did an 
approach toward a song. 8hs Is a sprightly 
rascal, easier to look at than listen to, and 
she Is generous with her stingy skirts. 

Ray Fern and Marlon Davis contributed per- 
haps the most notable performance of the bill. 
It was notable in that, except for a word or 
two, It was Identically the same as last season ; 
yet It was twice aa good. Ray is a sunny 
comedian of yore, but somohow he seems 
warmer than ever before. And Marion I Zlog- 
'feld should seize her, strike or no strike. 
Any walking delegate who would call her out 
and make her put on long Clothes Is no friend 
of equity. What It takos to do a model on tbe 
stage, sbe sure has It — twice. Last year this 
reporter wrote that when sbe wore gold boots 
she had more gold In them than on them; sbe 
still wears the golden boots and the condition . 
Is ditto — sxcept that gold has gone up since 
then. Miss Davis Is rounding out artistically 
as well as llmbphatlcally, and her performance 
has taken on the graces of smooth, quiet assur- 
ance and cbio poise. 

Collins and Hart closed, always the same 
pair, of side-splitters. If there is a criticism 
to make It's that they are always the same. 
But. probably vaudeville audiences wouldn't 
have them change, Laii. 



McVlCKER'S, CHICAGO. 

.-..-..-/-: Chicago, Sept 8. 

Somebody that has something to. do with 
this bouse is getting ambitious. The bill this 
week is far removed from the class which 
affords the dally paper highbrow critics an 
opportunity to trot out their most aclduous 
adjectives and give them an airing. It being 
Labor Day, with the honest proletariat at 
case, and there being an actors' strike in Chi- 
cago (and elsewhere) tt would not have made 
much difference what kind of a bill was offered ; 
they clamored for seats- oil day long. But "it 
was an exceptionally good bill. 

The biggest flash on the bill was Mack Ben- 
nett's Bathing Girls, but the best act on the 
bill was a single- turn by a not unknown young 
woman of the small big time and big small 
time — Peggy Brooks. Peggy Is tbe Jass edition 
of Grace La Rue. Her touch of brogue has 
irresistible charm, and sbe has a natural 
break In her voice which if properly utilised 
would be worth a million ($1,000,000) dollars 
to ber. At that, Peggy Is not without tricks. 
In her numbers, which like herself are full of 
sex, she knows when not to sing a line, on 
the principle that the unsung line Is like the 
unwritten law— it covers a multitude of sins 
and gathers no moss. Peggy has four num- 
bers, nicely chosen with a regard for her 
peculiar delivery, and speaks no lines except 
to music, which Is a mistake. A wise little 
monolog delivered In that wise little brogue 
would enhance the value of ber act Peggy - 
needs words as well as music, but with Just 
music sbe Is still a fine entertainer, and a 
little more gowning and an accompanist would 
make her eligible for the deuce per diem. 

The bathing girls are a riot. Bach and every 
one of the darbs gathered and assembled . by 
Mack Sennett Is a carnival of curves. If 
Mack is ever put out of business by a strike of 
the celluloid actors, he will not have to worry. 
He can get a lob any time for tbe Sultan of 
Turkey, as chief scout for tbe harem. The 
darlings in Mack's vaudeville harem come out 
In bathing suits. This Is, they almost come 
out Such concealment as the sea apparel 
affords Is of no consequence; the dear things 
do not wear tights, and each and every one 
of them flashes sinister knees. At last the 
problem aa to what makes tbe wild waves wild 
has been solved. When those babies saunter 
out it Is to gate, pop-eyed, and when several 
come out together, cock-eyed. As may have 
been gathered from the foregoing, the act went 
over. 

The Aerial Le Vails opened, with a novel 
turn In which the comedian of the pair does 
a comedy disrobing while twisting around a 
bar, fastened to it by his feet . 

Bobby Henshaw followed, in a coat made out 
of pool table cloth and ducks of trousers. 
With a freak opening In which he yodels off- 
stage while tbe spotlight bunts him, he comes 
out . with a uke and gives Imitations ef a 
poll parrot, flute. Christian auto-horn, Jewish 
auto horn, steel guitar and everything, all 
being fairly recognizable as announced and 
pleasing the customers. 

Emmett and Moore are earnest If not unduly 
talented and esger if not versatile. Opening 
before a special drop In two representing a 
scene in Ireland, with tbe man in the char- 
acter of an Irish blacksmith and the girl a 
Hibernian hoyden, they talk and the man 
sings, and then they change to fancy cos- 
tumes, and they talk and the man sings, and 
then they both sing. There is a dog In the 
act He neither talks nor sings. 

Ann Hamilton and Co. (the company Is a 
voice offstage) offered a dramatic sketch con- 
cerned with spiritualism. Miss Hamilton acts 
like Kalich. The sketch Is so dramatic that 
It gets somewhat heavy. The subject however, 
does not permit comedy relief. 

The six Royal Hussars followed Miss Brooks, 
and tbe bathing girls closed. 

Swing. 

KEDZIE, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept 8. 

This house opened Us season with a good 
bill and a capacity house, and nothing could 
be sweeter. Addlngtoa Roth is manager of the 
house this season as he was last and beamed 
ghoulish appreciation of the box office. 

On number two, the Qulxoy Four tied 'us 
the show, proving again that position Is every- 
thing In life, but not In vaudeville. The Four 
are nice looking lads whose act en the whole to 
Jan ssualc, la which they hansusito* effec- 



tively. There's a plaio, and one of the boys 
plays It well. Tbere are banjos, and they all 
know how to handle them. For the rest, they 
Just sing. Better days are in store for the 
four. 

Another early spot got honors— the Aerial 
Macks— who opened the show. This Is the 
return to vaudeville of this team after an 
absence of two years. Their bar act is swift 
and. sure. The one trouble with them is that 
they are high-fliers, and tbe house has a low 
proscenium. The result was that some of their 
stunts were hidden from the view of the audi- 
ence. / '" 

Joe Bennett with his "Telephone Tangle" 
sketch followed the Qulxoy Four, with Ben- 
nett In the funny Abe Kablbble type. The 
telephone operator In the aot is a golden beaut. 
Tbere are four women and three men in all, 
wbo elaborate on the Idea carried out by 
Harry Watson In his specialty In "Odds and 
Ends," now being presented In vaudeville. The 
act Is Jammed with laughs. Two of the men 
bad a tendency to speak more loudly than 
was necessary, with the result that some of 
their lines could not be understood. The act 
hit 

Dorothy Vaughn preceded the closing act 
She is the laughing type of entertainer, clos- 
ing, In tact, with a laughing number which 
was the hit of her act. 

Samaroff and Bonis, last seen here at the 
Majestic, made an acceptable closing act with 
their Russian folk dances. Biotoff. 



ORPHEUM, NEW ORLEANS. 

' New Orleans, Sept 3. 

Quite auspiciously was the sew season In- 
augurated at the Orpbeum. Fall weather pre- 
vailed and two capacity audiences viewed the 
Initial performances. Minus a name featureV 
Anna Chandler and "Tbe Heart of Annie 
Wood" were designated to Jointly headline. 

Frlscoe (tbe xylopbonlst) opened tbe show 
and season. He proved the surprise bit of 
the bill at the very outset working 27 minutes, 
stopping the show completely and leaving them 
begging for more. Frlscoe has gone ahead 
and dons something. He has a whole coterie 
of plants who help work up bis matter, reaps 
an avalanche of applause and outdistances bis 
nearest rival many lengths. 

Edwin and Lottie Ford pleased In the second 
position. Several drops and a Grecian setting 
are employed In elaborating their dancing, 
which Is rhythmic and vigorous. Lottie Is 
dressing dandlly, and a few changes would help 
Edwin keep pace. 

Henry Toomer wrung gales of laughter with 
"Tbe Wife Saver," making the old Ardell play- 
let a rlsable tickler of unusual proportions. 
He has added considerable patter of his own. 

Harry Jolson got to them In short order, 
heaping the returns as he proceeded. The 
grand opera burlesque got the most, as usual. 

"The Heart of Annie Woed" again exposes 
to view the splendid directive artistry of Emily 
Ann Wellmon. Thematlcally, It Is conventional 
enough, but Miss Wellmon, with ber quaint, 
originative manner in a productive way has 
caused It to ascend to a niche of magnitude. 
From the interpretative angle, it is apt and 
precise. 

Anna Chandler started slowly, due to open- 
ing with a fast ballad that will be a whale on 
Broadway, but somewhat ahead of the provin- 
cial places. It Is about a chorus Jane wbo hod 
lots of luck, but It was all bod. Conclusively, 
she employed Berlin's "Captain" song, which 
exited her to voluminous returns. Miss 
Chandler Is working now with the poise of 
Grace LaRue, the naivette of Irene Franklin, 
and a bit of the devilment and rlsqueness of 
Marie Lloyd, shaping up as a corking turn. 
Her pianist, Sidney Landfleld, extremely com- 
petent with the Ivories and debonair personally, 
has done excellently in providing special num- 
bers. 

Dainty Marls made a capital closer, keeping 
everybody seated, and sending her familiar 
specialty over to bounteous success. 

Manager White added to the good impression 
created by providing several unexpected nov- 
elties. O. if. Bamual. 



PICCADILLY JIM. 

• Indianapolis, Sept ft. 

"Piccadilly Jim," the new offering of P. O. 
Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, had an opening 
weehwat the Murat Instant and prolonged 
hucJBI on Broadway locally la predicted. 

A tangle of a plot In which amusing situs- ' 
tlons crowd upon one another Is bound to- 
gether by sparkling lines. 

The piece was presented by the Btuart Wal- 
ker Co. Stuart Walker owns the American 
rights. 

The Bolton-Wodehouse humor Is more than 
sparkling— most of it Is brilliant Delicious 
new slang will give the show some Invaluable . 
advertising when it, -is staged In earnest. 

The plot runs smoothly. The play is without 
technical faults. The characters range from 
tbe quaintly Berlous to tbe flippantly ridicu- 
lous. Tbere Is a dash of melodrama, consist- '. 
lng of a flash of revolvers, tbe theft of a sate 
combination, and the careless handling of a 
vial of terrible explosive to add zip. 

Piccadilly Jim, played by Gregory Kelly, 
starta from London to America in tbe prolog. 
Jim 'thought It best to cross to his native- 
land because ho had mussed up the son of a ' 
British peer. The peer held the influence 
which Jim's stepmother thought necessary to 
land a title for -his father. Jim goes to an 
American employment agency In the first .aot^- 
and is hired by a wealthy man to kidnap his 
son from an aunt whoso coddling methods were 
unsulted to tbe proper manly development of 
a lad of fourteen. The boy's mother hires a 

gsverneBB at the same employment agency to 
Idnap the ssine subject. Jim, of course, has 
already fallen In love with tbe governess. Jim 
gets introduced Into the aunt's household as a 
European futurist poet Thf kldnappse can be 
accused of neither intellect nor beauty. The 
plot tangles until there is Jim and the gov- 
erness trying to kidnap the youthful Oggte, .'■ 
a society crook trying to steal the newly in- 
vented explosive of Oggle's uncle, a girl de- 
tective watching Jim in the belief that he is 
attempting to steal the invention and Oggle's 
aunt Intensely bewildered by the whole outfit 
Ruth Gordon plays the governess well. The 
oast showed fears for the piece on the opening 
night, which were entirely unjustified. They 
strengthened during the week so that equal 
pralso should be bestowed on Beulab Bondy, 
Edgar Btebll and Robert McGroarty, who ad- 
vanced the prolog ; Lael Davis, who handled a 
broad comedy part faultlessly; Elisabeth Pat- 
terson, as the nervous sunt; Aldrlch BoWker, 
as tbe Inventor uncle; George Somas*, as the 
crook ; Florence Murphy, as a bubbling devotee 
of futuristic art ; James P. Webbor, Ben Lyon, 
Helen Bobbins, Agnes Horton and Orlo Hall- 
■*** Volney B. Fowler, 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES, 

"Peace. Prosperity and Prohibition'' to'.'tkr 
title of the theme which will be the. feature 

Joseph All, musical director of Hurtle 4 
Seamen's Theatre, left an estate "not exceed- 
lng *4,O0O in peraonul and not exceeding 11,000 
In realty," when he died Intestate but month. 



Rita Oloott producer of the Irish play, 
"Lusmore," discontinued rehearsals and dis- 
banded her company lost week. Tbe premiere 
had been announced for the Henry Miller, 
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Supporting Louis Bennlson In Mare Klaw'a 
forthcoming production, "Petroleum Prince," 
by Richard Barry, will be Julia Stuart, Owen. 
. Meech, Charles Thursby, Barbara Milton, Merle- 
Maddern, Virginia Roche, Lenore Oltlnger and 
Joe Macauley. Tbe piece Is being held Up 
pending the strike differences. Maro Klaw has 
also accepted the book and lyrics of a new 
musical show, "His Majesty the Queen," from 
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Equity Members Attend Meeting at Lexington, Making 

Record-Breaking Crowd Frank Gillmore Intimates 

That Settlement Between Warring Forces 

Would Soon Be Reached. Lillian Russell 

Arraigns Manager. 



44 SHOWS CLOSED. 

The closing record of the strike hat 
44 shows upon it, cither closed or pre- 
vented from opening since the strike 
started Aug. 7. 

Besides are untold rehearsals of new 
and old plays that had to be aban- 
doned. 

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An intimation by Frank Gillmore 
that the strike is nearlng an end, a 
scholarly plea for the establishment of 
co-operative theatres on a national 
scale by the Equity by Walter Hamp- 
den, severe arraignments of the man- 
agers by Lillian Russell and Henry 
Dixty and an. amusing recital of the 
events attending the strike in Chicago 
by Hat en Dawn were the important 
features of the regular Tuesday mass 
meeting of the A. E. A at the Lexing- 
ton yesterday afternoon. The theatre 
held another record-breaking crowd, 
standing room being at a premium 
fifteen minutes before the session was 
called to order at 2:30 by Francis 
Wihon. 

Others whose remarks excited con- 
siderable interest were Lillian Albert- 
son, Bessie Tyree, Frank Bacon, Peggy 
Wood, William J. Kelly, Emma Dunn, 
Richard Bennett and Everett Butter- 
field. 

Mr. Gillmore's intimation of an early 
settlement was made during a speech, 
in which be stated that he (Gillmore) 
was in possession of certain important 
knowledge which could not be divulged 
, at present for obvious reasons, and 
' that while the Equity members had 
waited patiently for good news it 
would seem as if they (the A. E. A.) 
had but little longer to wait 

With reference to the Gallo Opera 
Co. closing, Mr. Gillmore stated that 
the Equity had been subject to criti- 
cism, and he felt that an explanation 
was called for. Mr. Gallo had clearly 
understood, since last Friday, Mr. Gill- 
more stated, that, although the Equity 
was favorably disposed toward him 
(Gallo), a hitch might occur that might 
affect the Sbubert Theatre opening 
, Labor Day. Sunday night Mr. Gallo 
7V*e called up the Equity offices, Mr. Gill- 



HAL FORDE SUED. - 

Boston, Sept & 
Hal Forde, of "Oh. My Dear," was 
served in a. suit for $100,000 today for 
: interfering with the tour of the Corn- 

stock & Gest production. Two players 
Cohan was "the young man who has are reported having been cited for 
been misled into being the managers' contempt, but when served claimed 
cat's-paw." V.-: such an order was illegal because yes- 

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unionize, Miss Russell declared, citing 
the Bar Association, Architects' League 
and other professional organizations 
as proof that the idea was sound. 
Louis Mann, according to Miss Rus- 
sell, was the only actor who refused 
to give a free performance for the 
soldiers in Chicago during the war. 
This information, Miss Russell stated, 
came to her' through a Chicago 
dramatic critic, who wanted to pub- 
lish Mr. Mann's alleged refusal to 
entertain the soldiers at the time. The 
name of the Chicago critic was not 

Even. Henry Dixey rapped David 
elasco in particular and all managers 
in general, winding up his remarks 
with a cleverly delivered poem by 
James Stevens. 

Hazel Dawn gave a history of the 
Chicago strike from the time it started 
to the present. Harry J. Powers, 
although a manager, was for the actor, 
Miss Dawn said. Mr. Powers, ir~ 
seems, saw her (Miss Dawn) selling 
Equity propaganda in front of the 
Blackstone Theatre (Chicago) and 
asked her if she (Miss Dawn) did not 
know that she could be put in jail for 
breaking a city ordinance. Upon Miss __ 
Dawn replying that she was not afraid 
of going to jail Mr. Powers, according 
to Miss Dawn, said: "God bless youl 
I think you are right" 

Lillian Albert son declared that, 
although her husband (Abe Levy) was 
a partner of A. H. Woods in the owner- 
ship of the Eltinge Theatre, both she 
and her husband were, heart and soul 
with Equity. The managers are hav- 
ing their own troubles in holding out 
according to Miss Albertson, who cited 
as an example of overhead cost that 
the weekly expenses of the average 
theatre with the curtain down and the 
house dark was $600-$700 weekly. 

Francis Wilson, opening the meet- 
ing, characterized the attitude of the 
managers as "damnable and un-Ameri- 



BOSTON REMAINS CLOSED. 
Boston, Sept 2. 
The six closed theatres of yesterday 
with their legit shows remained closed 
tonight 

There was plenty of talk in connec- 
tion with the local strike but no move 
pf any consequence was made today 
by either side. 



LITTLE ATTENTION IN ENGLAND. 
i London, Sept~2. 

Very-little attention Is being given 
here by the dailies to the strike of the 
actors in America. 

Actors and managers over here are 
not commenting publicly about it 

Hartley Manners, a playwright, at 
the Greenroom Club Saturday night 
declared he is returning to New York 
the end of this month and that he will 
devote a million dollars, if necessary, 
to aid the actors' game. Mr. Manners 
said that actors and authors are the 
brains of the theatre. He denounced 
the managers. 

MANAGERS AFTER WM PLAYERS. 
Los Angeles, Sept. 2. 

There is an evident effort being made 
here by the New York theatrical man- 
agers to secure players in pictures in 
the Los Angeles studios. 

These players are wanted by the 

New Yorkers, it is said, to fill up the' 

open casts of plays in the east closed 

or stopped in rehearsal by the strike, 



Manager members of the Producing 
Managers' Association in New York, 
have claimed they can find all the 
playing material required in the mem- 
bership of the new A. F. L. 



' Coir more continued, and at* that time had can." Through the offering of conces 



13 ' been informed that the matter of the 
Ai Gallo opening had not been finally 
decided upon as yet As late as 6 p. m. 
Monday the Equity was still unable to 
inform Mr. Gallo of the probable atti- 
tude of the organization toward his 
opening The mysterious hitch, how- 
ever, was not explained by Mr. Gill- 
more, whose explanation left the im- 
pression that the stage hands and 
musicians, as is generally known, had 
been the cause of the calling off of 
the Gallo show. 

Walter Hampden paid a tribute to 
the stage hands and musicians in his 
speech, declaring that the Equity could 
never have gained its present position 
without the aid of organized labor. A 
plan to form a co-operative organiza- 
tion, with twelve actor-managers as a 
nucleus, was outlined by Mr. Hamp- 
den. His remarks met with responsive 
applause. 

Lillian Russell, making her debut as 
an Equity speaker, was accorded a 
wonderful reception. The greater part 
of Miss Russell's speech was taken up 
with an arraignment of David Belasco 
and George M. Cohan, the latter not 
~x£y mentioned, but unmistakably identified 
: shot by Miss Russell by description. Miss 
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sions the managers, Mr. Wilson added, 
had tacitly admitted that Equity was 
right 

Peggy Wood, speaking with refer- 
ence to the closing of "Buddies" at the 
Park Square, in Boston, Monday, 
afternoon, stated the newspapers had 
misrepresented the position of Wallace — 
Eddinger, Donald Brian and herself. 
According to Miss Wood. Eddinger, 
Brian and she own 70 per cent, of 
"Buddies." The Selwyns own the other 
30 per cent The Equity had not called 
upon Miss Wood, Eddinger or Brian 
to walk out, Miss Wood said. How- 
ever, neither Eddinger, Brian or her- 
self had registered the slightest objec- 
tion to any member of the cast walk- 
ing out in answer to the Equity strike 
order. Miss Wood make it very plain 
that Eddinger, Brian and herself were 
in entire accord with the Equity and 
were decidedly pleased at the strike 
order,, although the peculiar position 
occupied by the three as "manager- 
actors' prevented them from taking 
action with the rest of the "Buddies" 
company. Miss Wood closed her re- 
marks with a pledge of fealty to the 
A. E. A. for herself and partners and 
the hope that Equity would be success- 
ful 



THE 



SITUATION 



IN NEW YORK 

SHOWS CLOSED. 
"!»• ntj»\ Vagabond* (Oohaa * 



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^Harris), Cohan a Harris. 

-Lum Uiiei" (John Cert). Kalek- 
•rbocker. 

"Cko cm. chow* (Comstook * 
Oest), Century. 

"Mldalgjht Whirl" (Morrla Oast), 
Century Roof. 

"Ok. What a ow (Bhuberta), Sha- 
h««t 

The Five hUUlaaP (Comstook a 
Geat), Lyrie. 

"Tha Crlataea Allha* (Oao. Bread- 
burst), BroadburaL 

-A Volea la th. Dark" (A. B. 
Woodi), Republic. 

"Ktsatla Night" (Adolph Klaaber). 
Princess. 

-Ughiaio'" (Smith * Goldea). Gai- 
ety. 

"She*, a Goad Fellow" (Chaa. Dil- 
lingham). Globe. 

"Mom. Crista, Jr.." Winter Garden. 

"ScaaAala at 1B1»» (Geo. Whit.), 
Liberty. 



ea* (Lew Fields), 



-A Leaely 

Casino. 
"Galetlaa at U1F* (Sbubert), 44th 

■treat, 
•The Better >Ole" (Chaa Coburn), 

Booth. 
«s» Baat" (Shubert-Baehel Croth- 

ara), Blaslno Elliott 
Toiile." (Flo. Ztegfald), Aaater- 

6am. 
•-a itttiut Fellow" (a X. Cook), 

Cort 
"Adam and Era" (Comstook * 

Gist), Long-mere. 
•Gallo Optra to. (F. Gallo), Shuhert 
•"»»e Would and Ska UMf (W. A. 

Brady), Vanderbllt. 
Klii O'Claek aad Utdalght 



(Zlegfeld). Amsterdam Root. 
"Theae Who Walk, la, " 

(Shubert), 48th StrooL 
•"Too Haay Hoafaaoda" (A H. 

Woods). Hudson. 
"La La Lucille" (Alfred B. Aarons 

and Geo. D. Salts), Henry Miller. 
Thurston, Globe. 

'"MKbtie Night," "A Regular Fellow," "Ehe Would end She MaV* "Too 
Maay Huahaao*.'* "Dp From Nowhere,". Gallo Opera Co., "Aden and Bra" 
Thurston, announced premieres alncoatrlke started; could not open. 

SHOWS OPEN. 

"At »i4F> (W. A. Brady), Playhouse. >? 

EXEMPT SHOWS. " ^ 

" J £f. •■•*■*»•■» (Theatre GuildJ, "Happy Daye,* Hippodrome. 

Fulton. Boaeflt Ferforaaaaee by Aetera* 

"Greenwich Village Foil lea" (AL Equity Aaaeelatlea. Lexington 

Jones), Greenwich Village. -Ave., Second Ave,, and Thomaa- 

eh e f sky 's. 

REOPENED WITH PICTURES. 



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"Kathleen Marourneca." 



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Central, "Checkers." 
Lyric, "Deliverance." 



IN CHICAGO 

SHOWS CLOSED. 

"Copy Rleka" (Morose*). Cert 

"Prlaee There War" (Cohan A Har- 
ris), Cohan's Grand. 

"Up la Mahera nteone" (A. B> 
Woods). Woods. 

"Aawei Face* (Geo. w. Lederer), 
Colonial. 

SHOWS OPEN. 



-Hontynioea Town" (J.-U Blanch. 

ard), LaSalla. 
«Seaadar (Walter Bart), Garrlek. 
"Take, It From Me* (Jo* W. Galtes), 

Btudebaker. .._.._.. .' 

-pa«i«g show" (Shabert), Pelaee, 



"Up 



IN WASHINGTON 

SHOWS CLOSED. 

Nowhere" (J. D. Williams) Shubert-Belaaco. 



IN BOSTON 

SHOWS CLOSED. 



"Sea-Saw" (Henry W. Savage), Tre- 

mont. 
"Bitchy Koo" (Raymond Hltcheook), 

Colonial. 
"Breakfaat la Bed" (A H. Woods), 
' Plymouth. 
"Somebody'. Sweetheart'' (Arthur 

Hammersteln), Shubert 



"Ob» Mr Dear" (Comstook * Gest), 

"Baddlea^ (Selwyn A- Co., Donald 
Brian, Peggy Wood, Wallace Ed- 
dinger). (Three latter named co- 
stars of play. Previously an- 
nounced by Selwyn A Co. aa hav- 
ing Imerejt in production.) Park 
Square. 



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SS GETTING READY; 
ROAD WILL HAVE FEWER SHOWS 

Even When Strike Is Settled Season Will Be Delayed Two 

Months. Managers Will Not Run Risk of Big 

Productions. Outside Capital Coming In. 

Pictures May Capture Outlying 

Territory. Employment 

Factor For Actors.' 



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Thursday of this week saw the com- 
pletion of four weeks of the actors' 
strike. Earlier in the week there was 
plenty of indication that a break in 
the deadlock would be made before 
Saturday. There were definite prom- 
ises that Broadway at last 'would 
brighten up and-.that shows would be 
running by next week. Whether this 
meant a settlement of the strike, or 
that the managers would start oper- 
iting without a settlement was not 
known up to the time of going to 
press. 

'It was regarded as certain Wednes- 
day, that Times Square, which, has 
been darker lately than during Gar- 
field's lightless nights, at least as far 
as theatres are concerned, would light 
op within a few days. Rehearsals tor 
plays are going on. Some are planned 
for reopening Saturday night One, 
"The Challenge," is announced to re- 
- lume (Friday) tonight -But it will not 
be until Monday or later that any con- 
siderable number of shows, will be 
open. 1 

So completely has the strike stopped 
theatricals it will be impossible for 
the season to attain the momentum 
that it should now have until Nov. IS. 
That, at least, is the opinion of ex- 
perts. If the recovery entails that 
much time it is sure that the first 
flush of the -new season, which is 
figured to be from Labor Day until the 
first Of the year, will be entirely 
missed and that a recovery of losses 
now unescapable will not be possible. 

A reduction of productions is now 
looked on as sure to follow- no mat- 
ter who wins the struggle. Conditions 
have been so changed during the 
strike producers will hesitate before 
putting on plays. One of the most ex- 
pert stage directors in discussing the 
possibilities of the new season stated 
tuch a situation would necessarily fol- 
low because of the increased hazard 
in producing. Not alone would there 
be less shows put on but fewer larger 
pieces. 

A loss of confidence by managers 
bringing fewer plays would mean the 
employment of fewer actors. If that 
economic condition attains it will most 
likely affect the one nighters first and 
that will afford added opportunity for 
future pictures to capture much ter- 
ritory. . _• ■ 

The plans of co-operative shows by 
actors is not regarded seriously. At 
least not on a large scale. The handi- 
caps mostly comprise the difficulty at 
.arriving at salary percentages, but 
Oore importantly professional temper- 
ament must be considered. The actors 
nave successfully engineered their va- 



rious offerings here and. in Chicago 
but. the element of salary didn't figure. 
And in the only case where the selec- 
tion of roles entered, the show was 
called off in rehearsal ('The Gentle- 
man From Mississippi"). 

It looks therefore that Broadway 
will have its usual complement of at- 
tractions and that theatres will be in 
full operation before long. Just how 
the strike and the questions it brought 
will reduce production will be one of 
the interesting results which the new 
season will bring out There seems 
little doubt that outside capital at- 
tracted to a number of independent 
theatrical ventures has been with- 
drawn. Whether the recognized pro- 
ducers will also invest conservatively 
is a matter for the future. 



NOTES. 

Keith's, Dayton, O., will open Sept. 
15 with big time acts, booked by Ches- 
ter Sratton. ' ' 

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Caruso and his wife arrived in New 
York, Sept. 1, after three months in 
Italy. 



TRANSFER MEN STRIKE. ' • - - 

The transfer and truck men went en 
strike .yesterday as predicted. It was 
stated, however, that their demands 
were an annual affair and that the the- 
atrical strike had no particular mean- 
ing to them. The boss truckmen ex- 
plained theatrical baggage was but a 
p«rt of their business, that for the 
most part the steady work was down- 
town. 

Nevertheless the men's demands 
stipulate new conditions which will 
govern theatrical handling and will 
force the price per load upwards. The 
men asked for $6 per day for chauf- 
feurs and $5 per day for horse-driven 
vehicles. This is an advance of about 
$1 per day, but the real increase covers 
night work and Sundays. The men 
ask $12 for night work and for Sun- 
days and a scale which calls for double 
time for overtime. As most theatrical 
transfer is done at the week ends and 
almost entirely at night or Sundays, 
it is bound to effect baggage hauls. 
The regulations now pro>'Me that a 
man cannot be kept consecutively on 
theatrical work. It is figured that 
some of the transfer workers will be' 
able to earn as much as $60 weekly. 

It was definitely announced yester- 
day at the headquarters of the Team- 
sters Union that members of the or- 
ganization will not be permitted to 
handle scenery or theatrical baggage 
of members of the Producing Manag- 
ers' Association, as long as the Equity 
strike continues. 

A. F. US BOSTON BRANCH. 
The Actors' Fidelity League an- 
nounced yesterday that offices of the 
league had been opened in Boston on 
Tremont street for the enrollment 
there of* such players as were opposed 
to the move that the Equity had made 
in calling a strike at the theatres on 
Labor Day. 



Baeb Pradertk 

Bailey Fred 
Baker Leah 
Bapttate John " 
Berday John 
Barlow May 
Basalt Jack 
Belmont Mlia' B 
Bennett Edna 
Bennett John 
Berge Irene 
Bent Al ■ 
Berry Havard 
Boise H 
Bowen Eugene 
Brantley Peggie 
Branson Aleen 
Brooks Walter 
Burkbardt Harry 
Busey Babette 
Busey Wilms 
Bushell Use 

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Carter Rose 
Casavant Lester 
Cathro Jamea 
Caianagh Jack 
CaTnnigh Lucille 
Cawley Bill 
Christie Adete 
Clark Hasel 
coate Harry 
Cock ran Grace 
Coffman Joe * 
Cooke W H 
Cook Emma 
Cornell Christopher 
Coagrove ID 
Coyne Thomas 
Crawford Antoinette 
Creadon Blllle 
Crelgbton Fred 
Crowley Jas 
Curry Mrs D 

D~ 
Dais Etbal 
Dale Has 
Daltoa J B 
Deacon Geo 
Decfay Jean 
Do Witt Harry 
Do Wolf 8tanle? 
Dto Dato Frank 
Donoque Leon 
Donovan Fanny 
Dordon Maria 
Doyle frank 
Dudley Alice 
Dumltrssou Geo 



Faranrortb . 
Farrow Frank 
Fay Elfle 
Floyd Walter 
Forbes Marlon 
Frank J Frank 
Prey Lew 



Gal low Jlaunlt 
Gibson An tie 
Gibson Oram 
Qleaaon Helen 
Olyo Harry 
Glover Clauds 
Golden Mabel ■ 
Goodrldge W 'v: 
Gout Louis 
Gray Amanda 
Orssao Eddls > 

Grus Jack 
Gruett Mrs A ','.'>& 

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Hsle Frank 
Hell Bob 
Hall Ray 

Hsrrah Jaoojue • 

Harris Donny 
Harrison ft HoIIoway 
Hnrtwlck Clinton ;vT 
Haw Harry 
Henebaw Bobby 
Herscm Frank 
Holbrook Florence 
Hope Rutb 
Huestoa Billy 
Hukord Jolla ?V 

Hughes Frank 
Hughes Chas 
Hutcblnga Alice ■- 
Hyland C ■ 

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from Europe Monday on the Royal 
George, after a three months' tour* of 
the English Halls. 



"LOOK WHO'S HERE" OPENS. 

_: . - Baltimore, Sept. 3. 

"Look Who's Here," with Cecil Lean 
and Cleo Mayfield, opened at the Acad- 
emy this week. 

my Daddy says, if I insist on advei ™ e fc n l w f ^ u b 'L? mme,,ted 
need the kale 'to get back from Europ} Up0n ' " S a new P rodu <*"»'- 



Blsetrlo City Four 
Engle Ssmuel 
Evans Carol 
Everett Myrtle 



Jerome A Carson 
Jordon Betty 

Kelly Jos ' ; - 

Keogh ThOS 
Kerry Free 
King Margarita 
Kobel Frances 



LaFeber Ansa ; ■ 
Labono a Dupreees 
La Marr Olga 
Lee WUaH 
La Rue Rath 
Le Roy D F 
Le Van Bobbie >-•' 
Lewis Isabel 
Lincoln Corrinne 
Lorayns Pauletts 
Lyncb Todd 
Lyncb Wlnfield . 






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Art Acord, after winning the Croix 
de Guerre in service at the front has 
been released from the army and is 
now with Universal. 

Thomas Holer and Esther Wheelock 
arrived Aug. 23 from France, where 
they have been entertaining the Amer- 
ican soldiers. • . . • 

The opening of the Orpheum, Al- 
toona, Pa., has been postponed indefin- 
itely due to incomplete repairs. There 
is a report the house may go into pic- 
tures. 

Big Bill Boa worth, most prominent 
cafe owner in the theatrical line, was 
in town this week. According to the 
report he expects to purchase a new 
hotel in Syracuse and is looking over 
the cabaret talent 

Alfred Adler (Joe Mann's office) is 
planning a trip to Europe, expecting to 
start in two weeks. 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

Vera Mlchelens, "My Once In a While," ' 
Evelyn Cavanaugb (Dore and Cavanaugh) 
and Lewis Sloden at the Palais Royal ?• 
Clay Crouch has been engaged to plsy Frank 
Tlnney's old role In Max Plobra's "Watch 
Tour Step." Patsy Delaney, Charley Udells, 
Harry Ormonds, Charley Orr and Mr. and Mrs. 
Robinson have also been engaged. 

BWfSftM 

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Mack Taylor 
Mackenzie Ralph 
Mange an Jack 
Marcellus Virginia 
Marie 4 Edward* 
Marquln Alex 
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Mays R F ' 
Meadows Dolly 
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MUler Samuel 

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^i£Mergan Jack 

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O'Neill Bra 
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Fetching Paul 

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Pinkie Edward 
Piper Jessie 

Plunkett Arthur 

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Raymond Geo 
Reavla Ruth 
Rellly Sailor 
Rellly Joe 
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Reynold A Donegan 
Richards Jtilia 
Rifle Rosle 
Robinson Ghlta 
Elee Robinson 
Rock A White 
Rochester Nina 
Roeders Four 
Romalne Julia 
Rosar Sisters 
Russell Babe 

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8ablna Vera 
Salaburg Pauline 
Sanon Pauline 
Schubert Mr 
Seedman Rosebud 
Severance C B 
Stligman August 
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Slmmonds Helen 
Simmons James 
Simpson A Moore 
Smith Mable 
Smith Thomas 
Smith Jack 
Scanners Dolly 
Southe Paul 
Stair Kathryn 
Stephen Murray 



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StaUer Frank 
. Stereos Irene 
Stevens Leo 
Stewart Florence 
Stray Real 
Stray A Clark . 
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Sunderland Gerta 
BuBsman Lillian 
Swain Hal 
Swan Robert 

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Temple Bob 
Thompson Paul 
Thome Jesse 
Torelll Circus 
Treioajr" Florence 
Turner Chaa 

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Van Aiken Alex 
Vance Violet 
varr A Tunis 
Verner Cleo 
Vernon Ethel 
Veltb Ruth 
Vert Hasel 

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Ward Ed 
Watson Geo 
Wellls Joe 

Wheeler Elsie 
White Ethel 
Whitehead Joe 
Wick Brans 
Wicks Jack 
Wilbur A Girlie 
Wilson Lew 
Wilson Frances 
Worthlngton Louise 

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Zuhn Billy 



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Allen Edna , 
Adair Stella 
Andersen Lucille 
Bernard Sisters 
Badle A C 
Browning Ethel 
Belmont Grace 
Brown Harold Mrs 
Brasse Stella 
Courtney Hasel 
Clayton Vada 
Cunningham Jean 
DeVana Emtle 
Daniels Susan 
Darling Tasle 
Doss Billy 

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Eary A Eary 
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Pagan Noodles 
Faber Earl 
Fae Dorothy _> 
Flemen Win 
Grey Clarice 
Gerard Del Mr 
Glorer Claudia 
Oenaro Marie - 
Hubbell Rit* 
Ho Walter 
Hampton B 
Howard Martin 
Hawkins Jack 
Homberg A Lee 
Holloway Arthur 
James Jimmie 
j'ones Leslie 
Ku George 
Kanellos V A 
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Kenmore Bob 
Kirk Ralph 
Kelly Phil 
Leonard Albert 
Lang Jimmie 
LaCoste Harold 
Leaver A Leroy 



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Larrinee B 
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Montgomerya Musical 
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Monahan Cora A Will 
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Valla Tyonne Mile 
Veldeman Trio 
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Volltatre A Lloyd 
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FIndlay Dorothy 
Ka/le A Coyne 
Lyle A Harris 
Rose Jimmie 
Bobbins Andy 
Soule Ethel 



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my Daddy says, if I insist on advertising, cut down in size, as we may 
need the bale to get back from Europe with — when we go — hence the young 
add HATTIE being introduced twice daily at Fox's Jamaica and, Audubon this 
week. •..,.".• 



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Hayes Edmund 8 Gayety Newark 16-16 Grand 

Trenton. 
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Toronto. - ' 

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.Toronto. 

"Sight Seers" 8 Peoples Philadelphia 15 Pal- 
ace Baltimore. 
"Social Follies" 7-8 Grand Trenton 15 Tr oca- 

dero Philadelphia. 
"Social Maids" 8 Star Cleveland 15 Empire 

Toledo. . ..'.-vT!\. ■•. !•' 

"Some Show" 8 Academy Buffalo 15 Empire 

Cleveland. , • . 
"Spirit Girls" 8 Gayety Brooklyn 15 Gayety 

Newark 
"Sporting' Widows" 8 Palace Baltimore 15 

Gayety Washington. . ^\ 

"Star a Garter'.' S Gayety Kansas city Mo 

15 L O. .' 

"Step Lively Girls" 6 Empire Newark IS.' 

Casino Philadelphia. 
Stone & Ptllard 7-0 Gayety Sioux City 15 

Century Kansas City Mo. 
"Sweet Sweeties Girls" 8 Star Brooklyn 15 

Gllmore Springfield Mass. 



JEANETTE' 



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"THE DANCE STUDIO" 

Bushwick, Brooklyn, This Week (Sept. 1) Royal, New York, Next Week (Sept. 8) 

„* Direction, EDWARD S. KELLER OFFICE (Ralph C. Farnum) 



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RELEASED!! 



"GIMME THIS 
GIMME THIS 



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GIMME THAT" 

Lew Cooper's Hit in Shu- 
bert's "Oh What a Girl." 
A Comedy Rag Knockout 



The "better class" ballad 
A musicianly classic 
A lyric inspiration 

"MENDING 
A HEART" 

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Not too high-brow for 
vaudeville — but still has 
the "concert" and "oper- 
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Grand Opera House 

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Cheater Carpenter 

JM Woodward At*. 

DETROIT, MICH. 

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23^ WEST 46th STREET, NEW YORK 

L. WOLFE GILBERT, . . . . President 

MAXWELL SILVER Genl Msr. 

TOM MARTIN 

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ety Blou* City. 

■30th Century Mslds" 8 Qayety BuffSlo U 
Oayety Roc heater. 

'Victory Belles" 8 Columbia Chicago 14-10 
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Watson Billy 8 Cadillac Detroit IS BnglsWOOd 

Chicago. 
Welch Ban 8 Gayety Toronto 16 Oayety 

Buffalo. 
White Pat 8 L 15 Standard Bt Louis. 
Williams Mollle 8 Hurtlg * Beamon's N.w 

York IB Empire Brooklyn. 



CHICAGO 

VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE, Majestic Theatre Bid*. 



CHICAGO. 

Col. Bill Roche, known ae the "Silver King." 
formerly manager of the Star * Garter. Is 
.back In town, and la now associated with 
George Van In the club department of the 
W. V. M. A. 



Lorln Howard haa leaned "The Daughter 



of the Bun" to Gattt a Peck, and one com- 
pany will play the show In the East While 
another tours the Pacific Coast. 

George Rubin, local composer, haa gone to 
New York, where he will establish permanent 
residence In the hope of being able to make 
a dent In the muslc-wrltlng game there. 



E. A. WEIL PRESENTS 



SPANOPERA 
SINGERS 

FIRST APPEARANCE IN AMERICA 



BY PERMISSION OF TEATRO MADRID 



MARIA PORTILLA— Prima Donna 
RAOUL DE LA G ARC A— Tenor 
ALEX. MAKOFKA— At the Piano 

IN — 

A SELECTED PROGRAM OF OPERATIC, POPULAR AND 

FOLK SONGS 



Limited Vaudeville Tour Now Being Arranged 



"Baby" Bleanor Began, who make* bar 
stage depot In "Allaa Jimmy Valentine" at 
the Imperial this week, la a niece of Charles 
Agnew, secretary to the chief of polios. 

BUIott ft Brockell are presenting Mack 
Bennett'* Bathing Girls at MeVlokera* this 

week, haying secured stage rights. 

Ansa Dunning, oborua girl of "The Passing 
Show," and as amateur cartoonist of no small 
ability, did a three column cartoon thin week 
for the Herald and Examiner, portraying the 
bumoroua aspects- of the strike. 

Helen Battery has been appointed press 
agent of the A. B. A. bensOL 

The Al 0. Barnes circus came to White City 
this week for a three day stay. 

Virginia Fisalnger haa Joined the rente at 
the Marigold Gardens. 

Keene and Walsh are at work rehearsing a 
new act In which Billy Walsh will return to 
blackface after several rears In "straight" 

Loss Brothers have deserted vaudeville for 
an engagement In the cabarets. They have 
Joined the talent at the Rainbow Gardens. 



Vaudeville acts have not been as scarce 
from local sources In rears as they are now 
reported, on all circuits, from the smallest 
to the Orphoum. 



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Several tons are having difficult lea get I 
routes because they "lost their value" thro . 
playing the Liberty, Terra Haute, regard 
aa dire opposition. 

aasmsmaaBawj 

-The Logan Square will abandon vaudev iill 
and revert to blgb-olsee pictures with sing- 
ers and specialty artists booked by Morris 
Silver, 

The Academy haa been redecorated at a 
110,000 outlay. The walla inside are enam- 
eled, oil paintings adorn the walls, dressing 
rooms have been renovated and new carpets 
are In the aisles. 

Jack Dempaey's engagement was canceled ; 
at the Colonial, though Jaoh Joined the 
Equity; It la a K. a B. house. y 

Al Bellln, Western manager for the Brlai- 
way Music Company, Journeyed with Walter 
McOrath, Minneapolis manager, to open tnl 
Minneapolis quarters. Bellin put over ' 
phenomenal "plugging" stunt for 'Wait Til 




LITTLE JIM 



"THE BEAR 

WITH THE 

HUMAN BRAIN" 



Rollsr Skates, Wrestles and Dances— A Bars-Bra Be*>Oatee Attraction 
NOW— Kedile Theatre, Chicago Personal Representative, IRVING TISHMAN 

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famous hit, TM ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS" 



Words by JACK MAHONEY 



Music by FRED FISHER 




BUILDING CASH 

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While others are building castles in the air 
/ I'll build a cottage for two; 

While others are seeking fortunes everywhere, 
, I shall be happy with you. 
You'll find that Dreamland is full of idle dreamers, 
Always waiting for dreams to come true ; ■*■■'..';. 
And so while others are building castles in the air, 
I'll build a cottage for two. 



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Philadelphia, Pa 

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St Lonla, Ho... 
Buffalo, N. Y... 
Clereland, O. . 



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..Grand Opera House III dr. 

..814 Calumet Bid* 

,.486 Main St. 



Jtmmle Mellur h 

Irelng Mills 

Ea Keoaih 

NatM. Blnns 

Joseph E. Parry 

..... Tommy Leahy 

Joe Weber, Jr. 

.....Earl OUaon 

Eric Karle 

Ban Francisco, CaJ 704 Pantages Theatre Bide Harry Bloom 

Los Angeles, Cal St. George Hotel Jack Hayden 

Detroit, Bitch New Detroit Opera Boaae Bldg... Billy Priest 

Seattle, Wash Imperial Hotel Larry Toell 






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Cincinnati, O ..:....... 47 Cambridge Bldg. 



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Karma City, Mo. 



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Milwaukee, Wis. 134 _Grand Are... 

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■■••nag la •rwr cale and theatre la town at 

.v-Vonee. . 

-y.' tempi Webater la expanding. He booked 
the Tip Tip Yaphankers at |700. 

cK$f, The Empress will not be booked by Oarell, 
"■BivfSaao the National will not be booked by Web- 
ster. The Empress remains on Willie Ber- 

JS§£v** rt; w - v - M - A - llBtB and J'nunle O'Neill 
>.',', . : -..iOf Pantages supplies the vaudeville for the 
"National. 



g^&KJswk Tredwell Joined Joe Sullivan's "At 
; , the Girlie*' Club" act as Juvenila hare. 



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VARIETY'S 

8AM FRANCISCO OFFICE 

PANTAQES THaUTU BUILMNG 



The Roy Claire musical ahow completed aa 
•;'''■ extended atock engagement at the Hippo- 
drome. Fresno, last week. The Claire ag- 
gregation will continue to , play the Hipp 
theatres In atock. 



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Sam Orlmn's Minstrels, who after rehears- 



ing for two weeks did not open, wars paid 
half salary daring the rehearsal period and 
full salary for two weeks whenjnformed that 
ahow would not start. r 

J{ ..The Bert Lever Circuit will furnish six 

acta for the Modesto Welcome Home cele- 
bration to be held there Sept. 9. 



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William Bernard Joined the Restart sales 



W':-,ttmu last week. 



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M!~ii- Hallye Nestor replaced Marie Rich with the 
Harry fltebert Smith show at the Burbank Is 
» Los Angeles. 



Arriving on the Sonoma from Australia 



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' JOB 



G)M and Whlbng 
VARIOUS PEATS 
WITH THE FEET 

SPECIAL SCENERY 

WITH DAVE MARION 
THIS SEASON 

HELPING SID GOLD AND 
FRRD LA FRANCE 

— AND OURSELVES — 



THE FAYNES 

Fatter Circuit, Anstralia >- 



Aug. 26 were Mr. and Mrs. Graham. Geo. F. 
Crooks and W. H. Crooks. 



The Columbia Park Boys, who have Just re. 

turned from a walking trip Into the Yosemlte 

Valley and as far Bast aa Nevada, give a 

pretentious vaudeville show in their club 

'M^^rooma Friday night. While on the road the 

, boya earned their expenses by giving- en- 

,, . tertalnmenta In the towna they visited. 

&..'&-;.',-,'rf:'::'-The Bolanders, including Mrs. John Bolan- 
'-'-'/;;■.. : ':!der and her three daughters, who hare Just 



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returned here from France, where they en- 
tertained under the "T" banner, will be 
among the artists who will take part in the 
entertainment that will be presented by the 
T. M. 0. A. at the Red Triangle Theatre dur- 
ing Fleet Week. 



ALBANY, N. Y. 




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PROCTOR'S GRAND.— Vaudeville. 

' EMPIRE.— With the S. R. 0. sign out early 
for both performances Labor Day George F. 
Belfrage's "Hip, Hip, Hooray," with the fun- 
niest comedians that have been In Albany In 
a long time. Is nuking a hit The chorus is 
full of pep and prettlnesa In the remarkably 

pleasing stage settings. The show Is as clean 



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EUROPEAN POSETJSB 
PLASTIQUK NOVELTY 
Mr centos F1TI HACK 



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an-aeAsat Jumps that or West <Je» FU1 
Op— Tl«. by Getting la Truth With 

LIBERTY VAUDEVILLE 
CONTRACTING CO. 

l_ MAIRE MelAUaKLIN. Usssssr 
•alto «M. Fatten Blag. , Pittsburgh. Pa. 

6 ms- Mmhai TatJeMa Wanted at AU Tuaea 



THE SYNCOPATED 
BALLAD HIT 

by ' ; ., 

L, WOLFE GILBERT 

V AND 

ALEX BELLEDNA 

Gilbert & Friedland, Inc. 

232 WEST 46th STREET 
NEW YORK 

L. WOLFE GILBERT President 

MAXWELL SILVER. Gen'I Mgr. 



MORT B08LEY 
Grand Opera Bowie, CalcsaTO, HL 

CHESTER CARPENTER 
MO Woodward Ave.. Detroit, aflsk. 



NAT SANDERS 
UP Chestnut BU Philadelphia, Fa. 

HARRY BUSH 
Pantages Bids., San Fraae l aee, OaL 



TOM MARTIN 
Set Tremeat Bt., Boston, Hasa. 




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Dr. B. HUBER 

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as a hound's tooth and brushed up so that 
every line fits. Helen McClain, who has been 
with this company for some seasons, Is at- 
tractive personally and vocally, and her num- 
bers are all delightful. Jay Herman and Eddie 
Kane are the high spots in the comedy. Frank 
Berry does a blackface role well, and Harry 
White's dancing is a big feature of the second 
act Thelma Seavllle and Tlllie Btorke add 
much toward! the success of the production. 

PROCTOR'S LELAND.— Pictures. 

CLINTON SQUARE.— Pictures. 

REOENT.— Pictures. 

F. F. Proctor Is using a working force ot 
more than 100 men on the remodeling of Har* 
manua Bleecker Hall for pictures and produc- 
tion. 



Ward Crane, recently an officer In the army 
and widely known In Albany, where he wai 
born and raised, la making bis first appearance 
on the screen aa a aim star In his home city at 
Proctor's Grand this week-end. He will be seat 
aa the French secret service agent in "The 
Dark Star." 



Florence Auer, who expected to open taa 
season with "The Wanderer," Sept. 6, Is eUll 
at her home In Madison avenue, due to tat 
unsettled strike. 

ATLANTIC" CITY. 

By CHARLES SCHEUER. 
Announcement was made here yesterday 
that the Hygeia Pool has passed to the owner- 
ship of Mart Harris, who baa managed the 
place for a number of years. 

Predicting that the present actors' atrlka 
wiu do the stage great damage, Jesse L. 
Lasky, vice-president of the Famous Players- 
Lasky Corporation, declared at the Hotel Am- 
bassador here yesterday that picture Interest! 
are remaining strictly neutral In the con- 
troversy. 

Vaudeville now reigns In all Atlantic City 
theatres. The Apollo, In the throes ot strik- 
ing musicians and stagehands, hss secured 



ADELE 

THE MILLINER OF 
ORIGINAL IDEAS 

10% Discount to AU Professionals 
NEXT DOOB TO A. & A. 

158 West 45th Street 
NEWYORK 



Phone: Franklin 872* 



James J. Breckenr idge 

Attorney and Counselor at Law 

8ulb> 80S, Taaeaa Butldlaa 
Corner Maelaoe sad LaSalle streets 

CHICAGO 



WANTED 

Chorus girls for vaudeville 

jnmedlati Opening la ■Bjrjjs*^ 
US - EVEBYTHISQ PUBNUHSD 
Can also place principal sir! wltt voice. 

HAZEL CUSHMAN 

Apt. 4D, M« West tsth flt, New Terk City 
^ . Phase: Clrola 6*33 



NOTICE 

SEYMOUR HOTEL 

ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

All Modem liairwamtota— Ceatrally 
Bates': 75c. and Up 



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SNEAKING INTO NEW YORK 



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Placed " BUTTERFLY " - A Beautiful Waltz-Song with a Wonderful Lyric, and " GRYINGJ 

BLUES' '—A Different Kind of Blues that You Will like, with SEEK^ 



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SHAPIRO, BERNSTEIN & CO. 






fVE BEEN i A GOOD PAL TO YOU"- A (Jreat Story Ballad with * Puiich 

McCarthy & fisher. 



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"THE BELLS ARE RINGING (BUT NOT FOR ME)," WHY BLAME IT 
ALL ON ME," "WHILE WE DRIFT ALONG." JOE MORRIS MUSIC CO. 

"OH, HOW I MISS YOU, MAMMY"- a b^mbi High-ci** Baiud % ' 

A. J. STASNY MUSIC CO. 



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Our Royalty Statements prove that 

"SOME DAY I'LL MAKE YOU GLAD" and "IN THE HEART OF A FOOL" 

both published by Joe Morris Music Co., were terrific hits. 
New York was a great inspiration to us. The foremost publishers have accepted our wares with open arms. 



We have progressed. We have improved and we have just completed a batch of marvelous songs with real 

commercial value. '-.■'' ■.:■-■■'..■'/ ■'; ■■<■«:■■■■».' 'Z$&0$ ,-'•"; : .. /: - 

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"I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART" 

Three powerful high class ballads. Watch them. 
"LONELY"— A Ballad Pox-Trot with a Haunting Melody 
"AFTER TO-DAY* — Another "After You've Gone" 

"DOWN IN EVERY^ B 

Our friends have responded wonderfully and in a great measure we owe our quick success to our many 
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and The Orchestras. 

HARRY D. SQUIRES MAX C. FREEDMAN 

SQUIRES, FREEDMAN MUSIC CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



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It is a POSITIVE HIT, succeeding our past successes, "Smiles" and "Tell Me." 



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an .armistice by which vaudeville will keep 

. the house open, and the striking employes will 

ipll^wtBB to their jobs. Details of the arrange- 

TS^^'V Bitot are not being given out 

lib 1 !.:.''*'' Vice Chancellor John H. Backet baa, how- 

^;sj^.;©Ter, called on Local No. 77, I. A. >T. B. B. 

f$V, and M P. 0.. tc> appeal* Saturday, 6th, and 

show cause why the; should not bet punished 

for contempt of court — due to the strike of 

"•\,r '. stage hands -at the Apollo while under a re- 

'• ■■. straining . order Issued by the judge. The 

; - .;.'■■•'.' order Is served upon Abraham Riley, presi- 

• v ; dent, and Charles Miller, secretary. 

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Frederick E. Moore, one of the best known 
bouse managers In the Bast and for many 
'years located at the Apollo, Is 111 at his home, 
jh duo to overstrain Incident to the strike situ- 
ation during v the "Listen Lester" engage- 




Wanted Immediately for Vaudeville Productions 

comedians with specialties, prima donnas, soubrettes and specialty 
people in all branches. Good salary and season assured. See Kauf- 
man & Hyde Producing Co., Inc., Broadway Theatre Building, 
1441 Broadway. 



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','#:;■ At a banquet given at the Hotel Sbelburae 
WV. Friday night, Aug. 29, about 60 friends from 
"' various cities paid tributes to Jules Aron- 
.' son. 'directing manager of the Globe and 
'.'/ Keith's here, who recently resigned from this 
position with the Stanley Co. to become asso- 
ciated with Joseph M. OaltoB In the Progres- 
sive ' Amusement Co.- 

•• During .the elaborate banquet entertainers 

from the Cafe Beaux were provided by Pro- 

' prletor Joseph H. Moss, while the guests pre- 

■ seated Mr. Aronson with a pair of diamond 

"studded platinum cuff links. Judge Rogers 

g resided as toaatmaster, with Jules Mast- 
aura, of the Stanley Co., a chief apeakon 

' Other speakers were Abet Sobloxsky, Charles 

' Scbeuer, John McGulrk, Bdward L. Bader, 
William H. Pennan, Frank Buehler, Isadore 

:'.. Shmeldler, Wm. H. Dentzell, J. Rellly Gib- 
bons, George Young, Abe Einstein. Jules 

'Herald, George Metzler, Joseph Snellenberg, 

„'" Dr. Whitehead, A. Blumberg and others. 

•'-,■ President Wm. H. Pennan presented Mn. 
Aronaon with a set of resolutions from the 
Atlantic City Amusement Managers' Associ- 
ation commending his administration of the 

■. local theatres „and bis activity as chairman of 
the exeoutlve committee of the 

..- , ganlxatlon. 

Mr. Aronson's connection with the Stanley 

v Co. ceases with the conclusion of this week. 

x Ho la aucceeded by J. Rellly Gibbons and 
RuBsell Austin, who will Jointly conduct the 

'■, bouses — they having been assistant managers 
during the past season. 

AUSTRALIA. 

By BRIC GARRICK. 

Sydney, Aug. 6.i 
' HHR MAJESTY'S. —Aug. 6, grand opera. 
ROYAL. — Closed. Next, Muriel Starr, 



Back Home - Michigan, NOT Chicago 

BELLA BELMONT 

; «MY GAL SAL" 

"Belmont Spooney Juney Rag" and "Dear Old Sis" 
"Looking for Mr. Somebody Else" 

PILFERERS KEEP OFF 



^? y S neJr Juaa >> theatrical, manager, died; 

th« Last. .•;... 4 

Jack Cannot has charge of the eaterUa 
ment at the Grotto Cabaret Coogee. 

„Hugh Mcintosh will revive "Fair i 

■Warmer" at the Tlvoli. '».■•'. 3 

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Harry Sadler, a Sydney vaudeville mi 
ager, threw himself over a bridge to 
death last week. Trouble over betting trs 
actions Is the reason given. 

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"Daddies" made a big hit in Melbourne 1 
week. The play was spoken very' highly 
by the press. ; ^ 

Walter Wheatly, Ralph Brrolle. 
Formes, Raymond Loder, Alfredo Valti 
have arrived under contract to J. O. Wlllft 
eon, Ltd., for grand opera. 

John D. O'Hara has arrived to 
"Llghtnta"' for J. C. Williamson, Lt£ 
company Includes Jack Beck (seen here • 



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means of thanking their host of friends for all kind inquiries, 
during the recent illness of BLUTCH COOPER. 

They wish to inform all friends through this medium, as.it is impossible to 
reach each one personally, that Mr. Cooper is now on the road to recovery, and 
hopes 'in a short time to be with them again. 



, "Common Clay." 

CRITERION.— "The Pink Lady" 
TIV0LL— "A Box o 1 Trloks.'" 



(revival). 



PULLERS. — Oapelli, Maggie Forster, Maud 

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PALACE.— Harry Lauder Co. 

HOYTS.— Pictures. 

MELBOURNE. 

HBR MAJESTY'S.— "Oh, Boy" (revival). 
Next, "Maytlme." 

ROYAL.— "A Tailor Made Man." (Aug. 16, 
"Llghtnln'." 

TIVOLI.— "The Officer's Msaa." 

BIJOU.— The Paynes, Bryant and Bryant, 
Edwards and Parkes, Davis and Lee, Keely 
and Aldous, Al Bruce Co. 

HOYTS.— Pictures. 

Innovation^ have made the TIvoll the daint- 
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The acting of Gregan McMahon In 
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Stella Power Is giving farewell concerts in 
Melbourne Town Hall prior to her departure 
for England to Join Madame Melba. 



Barry Luplno 
Puller Circuit. 



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Emelie Pollni la presenting "Byes of 
Youth" in Brisbane with success. 

Nellie Flemmlng !■ to go Into a bis musi- 
cal production for Hugh D. Molntoab after 
her Sydney season. 




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"Ver* Good Eddie"), Robert Toms. Fred 
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"A Box o' Tricks" scored Aug. 3 at the 
Tlvoll. Billy Rego and George w«l.h add 
much comedy to ue show. 



"Going Up" baa played Its 100 eooseeutlve 
performance in Molbournt. 

Muriel Window lett tb. Lauder .how to 
undergo an operation. Bbe will rejoin ta. bill 
this week. |" 7,'.'. 



Andy Kerr Circuit. 



tbe show was Tory well received considering 
tbe quality. Ada Mao Weokn la tbe real reason 
for lta success. . 

MARYLAND.— Keltb's vaudeville. 

COLONIAL.— "Ton Nights In a Bar Room," 
with Robert Downing, tbe actor-evangelist, 
taking the leading role, ushered In tbe new 
season In this house, The show has several 
musical numbers that, were well received. 



Wylle Watson and Cectla Gold scored a hit 
in "A Box o' Tricks" at the Tlvoll. 



Bert Bailey, theatrical manager baa left 
here for a tour of England and America. Ha 
will teat tbe market with a ylew of producing 
tbe Austral lau comedy, "On Our Selection." 

The Tlvoll technical staff will begin work 
soon for the production «,? "Chu Chin Chow." 



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DRAM. WEISS 

Official Dentist N. V. A. 



Many cornpanles are held here on account 
of a big shipping strike. 

George Audley Is now manager of Fullers' 
new ' theatre. 



ARRANGING 

la a sseelalty with M not a 

.Id. 111.. If IhU itinp is 
on ye«r muilo. It .how. you 
an psrtlestir. That I. why 
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Stlffy and Mo (Nat Phillips and Roy Rene) 
are making a fortune tor Fullers, Ltd. 

M. B. Flgman will play a short season la 
Adelaide with "A Tailor Made Man." 



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Theatrics! managers here are getting up a 
petition demanding tbe abolition of the amuse- 
ment tax. 

BALTIMORE. 

By F. D. O'TOOLH. 

ACADEMY.— "Look Who's Here" Is rather a 
good sort of entertainment, due mostly to tbe 
smiling Cecil Lean and lovely Cleo Mayfleld. 
It Is as yet rather loosely put together and Is 
divided into two acts, the first of which is the 
better by far. Tbe second suffers from un- 
eveness, so often tbe case when an act is 
divided into scenes, A good-sited crowd was on 
hand tbe opening night and the play was 
enthusiastically received, and the signposts 
seem to point to success for the production. 

AUDITORIUM.— Tbe house has not yet an- 
nounced an opening date, due to strike. 

FORD'S.— Playing under difficulties, tbe cast 
of the production, "Listen Lester," did very 
well without their usual backgrounds and per- 
fect musical Interpretation by tbe orchestra 
whleh was gatherod together for tbe occasion 
when tbe regular union orchestra wslked out 
because tba show waa under the ban of the 
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Butte theatre managers have been served 
*lth a new scale of wages by the members 
}t? the Butte stage employes and picture 
operator a' union, to be effective Sept. 16. Th8 
new scale calls for increases In' wages or stage 
employee /and moving picture operators with 
"changes made in the schedules for overtime, 
^.Sunday and holiday work .that will conslder- 
" ably Increase the expense of operating the 
'la&jStheatres. of Butte, according to the man- 
KfeS^agers. Class A theatres are 'called upon to 
|.|^fi pay moving picture operators 50 cents per 
s^'nalf hour or fraction for running a machine, 
/?ip'.'.' with %X for Sunday or holiday work. Maln- 
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M?g,;S,.;m. and 9 a. m. will be $2 per hour or frac- 
' tlona. Theatres running eight hours or less 
•will pay $8. ' 

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His Voice is Powerful and Amazingly Feminine for one whose natural expres- 
sion is utterly manly. His Gowns are Flashy, and his Light Comedy at the 
end is most Welcome and Worth While. JACK LAIT. " 



Last Week— MaJrMic Theatre. Chicago. 

This Week— Orphean Theatre, St LouU, Mo. 

Next Week— Orpheom Theatre, Memphis. Tenn. 

Personal Direction, JENIE JACOBS 

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>' : LOBW'S HIP.— Vaudevllle.i / 
_^ GARDBN.— Vaudeville. ' 

&■ NEW.— Tom Moore In "Brown of Harvard," 
film, all this week. • i 

-.VICTORIA.— Vaudeville. 
rfi PARKWAY.— Elsie Ferguson in "A Society 
iK:^Bhdle/' 

Jfe'r GAYETY.— "The Pace Makers" failed to live 
; - . . up to their name. The real surprise of the 

J: .show is the development of Paul Vale Into a 
- fairly good straight man. 
■ . FOLX.Y.— I. B. Hamp Is an addition to the 
v burlesque stock here and made a promising in- 
gsg^ltial: appearance in "The High Steppers." Tie 
■■'■.*. ■•'■■■ Princess Sultana, Oriental dancer, la the added 
lg£i attraction, 

: butteTIont. 

The Empress Stock reopens after having 

been closed for nearly three .months. The 

t;;openlng bill will be "Broadway Jones." 

SOAjnong the former members returning are 

Injury Newton. Alf . Layne, Daisy D'Avara. 

New members are Thomas Kreuger, Anthony 

faglalr, ^Winifred Black, Fanny KeelevW. H. 

'Belmont has formed a partnership with 

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All of the Butterfleld circuit of theatres in 
Michigan are now In full operation, having 
opened Aug. 31. W. 8. Butterfleld has leased 
the Academy of Music in Kalamazoo, spent 
$20,000 on remodeling and renamed it the 
Regent. It will play vaudeville and pictures. 
He also spent $25,000 on remodeling the Bijou, 
Saginaw, and renamed It the Regent. His Re- 
gent Theatre at Lima opens, Sept. 11. Seating 
capacity, 1,000. Policy will he pictures., 

INDIANAPOLIS. ■ 

By VOLNBY B. FOWLER. 

MURAT.*— "Sunshine." Next, Ivan D. Mar- 
tin's "Fashion Show." 

PARK. — Musical extravaganza. 

KEITH'S. — Summer vaudeville. 

LYRIC— Vaudeville (reopening). • 

RIALTO. — Vaudeville and pictures. 
• OAYETY.— Vaudeville and pictures. 

CIRCLE.— Pictures. 



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The Lyric, rebuilt from cellar up at a, coat 
of $250,000, opened Labor Day. Vaudeville Is 
the program. Weekly bills running con- 
tinuously from 1 to 11 p. m. is the policy. 
The new building is fireproof and seats 2.00O. 
The basement dance hall is an innovation in 
Indianapolis. Joseph /M. Qavln, one of the 
owners of the Central Amusement Co.. which 
has the Lyric, Alhamhra and Isls theatres, 



Rlalto, have taken over the People's and will 
operate it as a picture house. The Peoples 
has - been operated by Ackerman & Harris, 
playing Hippodrome vaudeville and closed at 
the beglning of the, summer. The People's 
will be under the active supervision of Man- 
ager Myrlck, ot the Rlalto, and Dan Kalen, 
assistant at the Rlalto, wilt act as house 
manager. The show house will be entirely 
renovated and redecorated. The new man- 
agement promises good music and a high 
grade of pictures. ■-•*.". 

Four athletic carnivals netted the Silver 
Bow Chapter of the American Legion the 
sum of $3,500, according to a report ot Man- 
ager Ed Sullivan., who has been in .active 
charge of the entertainments. As Judge Ed 
M. Lamb has decided that there Is now no 
law la the state to prohibit boxing bouts the 
events will be staged at regular intervals in 
the future, the management announces. 



which is playing pictures for a few more 
weeks, Detroit's theatrical season is now In 
full operation. And we predict the biggest and 
best season on record. With wages high In 
Detroit and plenty of work for everybody, 
amusements will get more than their share of 
patronage. 



Vaughan Qiaser and 
Sixes," at New Detroit 



Co.. In "A Pair 
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"Seventeen" at the Oarrlck. 



Colonial opened Labor Day with Loew vaude- 
ville, picture, and personal appearance of 
Taylor Holmes as an added attraction. Good 
opening bill at the Colonial. Big orchestra. 
Six acts. "Full of Pep," pretentious tabloid, 
was headllner. Looks like new policy will be 
permanently successful. 



DETROIT. 

By JACOB SMITH. 
With the exception ot the Shubert-Oarrlck, 



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pull their share of tbe crowde. 

The Majestic reopened this week aa a pic- 
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The Stuart Walker Co. closed its third 
summer season at the Mural Aug. 80. The 
company presented 17 different plays during 
the summer, two of which were staged for the 
lint time In any theatre, and a number of 
which were shown here for the first time. 

Redecoratlon and reseating of English's 
Opera House Is under way. , f 

E. M. Booth has resigned as assistant man- 
ager of the Lenwood Amusement Co. and Is 
now traveling in Indiana for the Fox Film 
Corporation. C. H. Hughes, formerly with 
the Opera House at Bedford, Ind., takes Mr. 
Booth's place vlth the Lenwood Co. 



MEMPHIS. 

By S. L. KOPALD. 
ORPHEUM.— Vaudeville. 
LOEW'S.— Vaudeville. 



'"' Work on the new Pantagea Theatre on Main 
street Is progressing. Actual work on the new 
Loew's Theatre started Aug. 27. 



' When the new Pantages and Loew theatres 
will have been completed, the Orpheum and 
these two vaudeville houses will all be on 
Main street within three squares. 

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PHILADELPHIA. 

With all the legitimate theatres kept closed 

as a result of the actors' strike, vaudeville, 

- motion pictures and the burlesque houses 

■profited greatly this week. It was a case of 

standing room only at all the houses Monday, 

and several of the "pop" vaudeville theatres 

played an extra show, Even then there was 

BOt enough amusement to satisfy everyone. 

i CHESTNUT STRB1BT OPERA HOUSE.— 

f 'rowded houses continue to be the rule here 

I here the feature Sim, Qeraldine Farrar In 

I rho World and Its Woman," is the attraction. 

%i is expected that the picture policy will be 

continued at this house until such time as the 

strike troubles are adjusted. The Rex Beach 

picture, "The Golden Horde," will be ""shown 

next week. 

STANLEY.— BuslnsB has been very big here. 
This week's feature Is Elsie Ferguson In "The 
Witness for the Defense," and capaoity houses 
were played to all day Monday. 
.PALACE. — Nazimova In "The Red Lantern" 
Is drawing trem'endous business here and the 
picture will probably be held over for an extra 
week or two. 

ARCADIA.— This week's feature Is Wallace 
Raid in "In the Valley of the Giants," and it 
has been a strong draw. 

VICTORIA.— Charles Ray in "The Egg Crate 
Wallop" In featured this week with "The Un- 
pardonable Sin" underlined for next week. 

COLONIAL.— "Mickey" continues to pull big 
business here, and so far there has been no 
announcement regarding a return to the former 
"pop" vaudeville policy. 

ALLEGHENY. — James C. Morton and Fam- 
ily, U. S. S. Carols Trio, Jack Wyatt and Co., 
Pederson Bros., "Snoozor," the Thinking Bull- 
dog, and the feature film, Viola Dana in "The 
Microbe." 

NIXON'S GRAND.— The Melody of Youth, 
Fallen and Brown, PowerB and Wallace, Worth- 
Wayton Four, Correlli's Circus, Rekoma. 



PITTSBURGH. 

All but one of Pittsburgh's homes of the 
drama opened their seasons auspiciously on 
Labor Bay. Though the scheduled attractions 
bad to be supplanted by other bills on account 
of the strike, attendance at the Nixon and 
Alvtn hardly suffered. "Civilian Clothes," with 
Thurston Hall, former popular stock actor 
here, playing one of the leading roles, drew a 
Capacity crowd at the Alvin, the Shubert show- 
house, while Booth Tarklngton's "Penrod" 
played to large crowds In both performance!. 

fi "Penrod" came back to the Nixon after an 

Initial showing there late last season. 



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The DavlB' bill of vaudeville drew the usual" 
large holiday crowds, as did Loew's Lyceum 
and the Harris. The Sheridan Square, Gayety. 
Victoria and Academy all report successful 
openings. The old Empire, which will assume 
the name of Pershing, and the Duquesne ana 
Bhubert-Pltt are billed for early openings. 

PROVIDENCE. 

«,„ ra ™J?y KARI ' K - KLARK. 

SHUBERT MAJESTIC— Film, Mary Pick, 
ford In "Daddy Long Legs" this week. Actors' 
strike prevented "Oh Look," with the Dollr 
Bisters, opening. 

E. F. ALBEE.— B. F. Albee Stock, last week 
In "The Blue Envelope." Vaudeville next. 

OPERA HOUSE.— Dark. "Up In Mabel's 
Room" prevented by actors' strike. 

MAYFLOWER— Dark. Scheduled openlni 
with Mltil la "Head Over Heels" did not takr 
place because of a looal plumpers' strike mak- 
ing it impossible to complete* toilet facilities. 

VICTORY.— This B. F. Keith house, for 
many years the home of Keith vaudeville and 
Albee stock until the opening last fall of toe 
new E. F. Albee Theatre, opened with fllnu 
and The Fadettes, a Boston orchestra mad* 
up entirely of women players, with Caroline 
B. Nichols as director. 

FAT'S.— Nellie George and girls head Ant 
of the season Mil. Mabel Spencer and Co. 
Morton and Hughes, Jack and Sallle Foster. 
Ada Austin, Jack Plnkerton, feature film. ' 

EMBRY.— six acts of vaudeville Instead of 
the customary five. Increased prices became 
effective. 

ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

.-_•. B * L - B - SKEFFINOTON. 

LYCEUM.— Eddlo Vogt In "The Brie* 
Shop," all week. T'v 

TEMPLE.— Opening week of big time van*' 
devllle. •:•• 

FAT'S.— Vaudeville and Pictures. 

VICTORIA. FAMILY.-Plctures. 

OAYETY.— "The Golden Crook." 

REOENT, PICCADILLY.— Ploturei. 

The regular fall season Is under way this 
week and in addition the Rochester Exposition 
Is showing. All the theatres are now open. 

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Arthur Hauk and his "Sunshine Girls" will 
more Into the Family next Monday to present 
split week musical comedy. 

Marguerite Keeler, headlining at the Tempi* 
this week with Homer B. Mason in a travesty 

Son the eternal triangle, Is a former society 
li In Rochester, of which city her grand- 
ther, Rufus Keeler, was twice mayor. 

Jack Farren, of the Victoria, has returned 
from the big city where he booked a number 
of musical tab shows for the fall and winter. 

Chester Fenny vessey has sold out his the- 
atrical interests in Troy to Harry Hall and 
assumed the management of the Rlalto, suc- 
ceeding A. N.'Wollf. He was the first man- 
ager pf the house when it was opened as til* 
Colonial, 

SEATTLE. 

.,„„., ; By -WILBUR. 

METROPOLITAN.— World War Veterans' 
Benefit Underlined, "Shepherd of the Hills" 
(fllm). and "Tea for Three." 

MOORE.— Orpheum vaudeville headed by 
Bessie Clatyon Co. In dance offering. 

WILKES.— Dark. Season opens 81 with 
Alexis Luce and Jane Morgan in leads. 

OAK.— Dark. Season opens 80 with "The 
Bunshino Girls." Doris Duncan 1b the new 
leading woman. Albert Bordle, juvenile; 
Florence Elsen, characters; Orvllle Spuriler, 
characters; Dlok Cole, soloist, are new mem- 
bers gathered In California and the Bast.' 
Bessie Hill, Lou Davis, Blanche Gllmore and 
Robert Lorenzo, members of the old cast, re- 
main for the new season. 



ORPHEUM.— Midsummer Folly Co., with 
Lew White and Ert Hunt In the comedy roles, 
in "The Innocent College Girl," 
■ LYRIC— Walter Owen's Burlesque Co. 

PANTAGES.— Vaudeville. 

PALACE HIP.— Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME.— Vaudeville. 

STRAND.— Elsie Ferguson in "A Soslety 
Exile." Tom Price, soloist. 

LIBERTY.— "BUI Henry," with Charles Ray. 
and "A Romance of Seattle," with a number 
of local thssplana la the oait. 



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WHOA JANUARY 

(You're i Going: To Be Worse Than July) 



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The first of Ju- ry_ 
Last, nicht in a dream 




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Mis . ter Be • vo nev-er made a hit with me — 




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Vengeance." 

COLISEUM.— "Whom the 
stroy." with Jack Hulhall. 

LITTLE. — CharleB Chaplin In 

BEX.— "Daddy Long LegB," 
Plckford In stellar role. 

CLEMMER.— Pauline Frederick 
Pence of Roaring River." 

COLONIAL.— "The Unwelcome 
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vator accident here last week, found that 
many elevators are death traps. They urged 
a city ordinance to safeguard the public by 
requiring doors placed on the carriages of 
all elevators. 



The coroner's Jury hearing the evidence of 
the case In which John E. Weber, Seattle 
and Tncoma musician, met death In an ele- 



Bernard B. Brln, Seattle "ragtime king," 
has returned from a two months' vacation 
spent in California and Eastern cities, 

Tom Price, a sailor, Is singing at the Stranu 
Theatre each week an a part of the regular 
program. '"..'■■"' 

Greater Features Corporation was formed 
here with a capitalisation of S10.00O. Jack 
'Lannon, J. Sheffield and Anna Lannon are 
named in the incorporation papers filed at 
Olympla. This exchange Is located in "Film 
Row" and has been In business for some time, 
but was not Incorporated before. 

Fanchion Everhart, Norman Feusier and 
John Nlckerson, of tbe Wilkes' Players, re- 
turned this week from a month's vacation 
spent in and around Rood's Canal. The party 
went out in a launch and camped near the 
canal. 



Goldwyn, which is filming "The Silver 
Horde." returned back from ten days' "shoot- 
ing" in and near the salmon ' canneries of 
Belingham, Tuesday, and work of taking 
Seattle street and dock scenes are under way. 
While in the city the 91m people will sink a 
ship in the Seattle harbor as part of the 
story. This single scene will cost over $25,- 
000, It Is said. 



Cornelia Glass, of tbe Wilkes' Flayers, 
spent her two month vacation here In the 
editorial rooms of a dally paper. Miss Glass 
Is a journalist In addition to being a mlehty 
fine actress. She was on the reportortal 
staff of the Seattle Star before Joining the* 
stock organization. 



Frank Teck. NorthweBt newspaper man. has 
been named Wostom publicity man for Gold- 
wyn. Teck was writing copy here at the 
time of the big Are. He knows nearly every 
scribe In tbls state. 



The Hndrts Film Co.'s picture. "A Romance 
of Seattle," was given its initial showing at 
the Liberty Inst week. Walter Stelner di- 
rected the production. Bererly B. Dobba was 



the cameraman. The Liberty did a record 
breaking business Saturday and Sunday. The 
picture was also shown for tbe week in con- 
Junction with Charles Ray In "Bill Henry." 
The photography Is the best and the action 
of the play la good. Save for a couple of 
instances, the Seatle actors show screen merit 
beyond the fondest hopes of tbe most san- 
guine. Elaine Towne is tbe leading woman. 
Jack Sullivan plays opposite her. Banker 
Hoge, Chief of Police Warren, City Treasurer 
Carrol are local business men of note in the 
cast. The scenes Include Woodland Park. 
Skinner & Eddy shipyards, Second and Pike, 
Liberty Theatre, Plymouth Church, local 
newspaper office, post office, Henry building, 
an auto factory and a number of interiors 
and exteriors of Seattle homes. The title wilt 
he changed and a local exchange sent the 
picture over the country through the usual 
channels. 

Ivan Febnova, only recently out of the 
navy, Is rehearsing a new single act and will 
leave for Chicago Sept, 1. 

Syracuse; n. v. 

By CHESTER B. BAHN. 

WIETING. — "The Unknown Purple." Opened 
road tour Monday for week. In the cast are 
several of those who appeared In the New 
York production. The local presentation is all 
that can be asked, both as regards -cast and 
dress. 

EMPIRE.— "Nothing but Lies," offered by a 
company organized by Howard Rumsey, who 
formerly had tbe Knickerbocker Players In this 
house. The cast Includes practically all the 
KnlckB. with the exception of Minna Oombel 
and Frank Wilcox, the leads* Tbe production 
Is entirely adequate. The oox office returns 
on Monday were good. Next week, revival of 
"The Old Homestead." 

BASTABLE.— First half: Billy Watson's 
"Parisian Whirl." This successor to Billy 
Watson's "Beef Trust" Is marked by two things 
— absence of comedy and the excellent work of 
Harry Rappl, a really talented violinist who 
some day will he "discovered" by music lovers 
outside of burlesque. Watson has dropped the 
rough stuff and the risque that marked hla 
old show, and the 300-pound chorine Is also 
absent. The latter is replaced by an excellent 
chorus; the former by poor attempts to get 
laughs wltb stale stuff, of which Watson's 
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BAVOT.— Plret part: Allco Brady In "The 
World to Live la." Which may be summed up 
aa a fitting example of the three Pa, 1. e., 
perfectly punk picture. 

Walter McDowell, asalatast manager of toe 

Strand, la going up In the air next Monday. 

"Mac" has been delegated by hie chief, Edgar 
<WelU, to take an airplane flight over the city 
- and drop a few thousand circulars and free 

tickets for "The Unpardonable Bin," which 

plays the Strand next week. 



Franklin H. Chase, dramatic editor of the 
Syracuse Journal, and formerly its managing 
editor, was named city historian late last week 
fay Mayor Walter R, Stone. 

The Lyceum, Blmlra, which recently was 
added to the Hathaway string, opened on 
Labor Day with "Watch Your Step." While 
the house was renovated while dark, the new 
owner announces that later it will be re- 
painted. * 



Van Buren Chase, father of Franklin H. 
Chase, dramatic editor of the Syracuse Jour- 
nal, and himself an employe of that paper for 
64 years, died on Monday, aged 84. Mr. Chase 
was one of the oldest newspapermen In the 
United States, and tor years headed the Jour* 
nal's composing room. He had been forced to 
remain at home since July, but up to that 
time was to be' found dally at his desk in the 
Journal. 



Marjorle Tooke, long "The Film Girl" of 
the Syracuse Herald, has severed her relations 
with that paper and is now with the Post 
Standard here. 



The Mozart, Blmlra, also opened for the new 
season Monday, offering films. 

When "Boys Will Be Boys" bit Syracuse 
last week, It was Just like an "old home" 
celebration, for in the cast were Mabel Fren- 
year, once leading woman for Ralph- Kellerd 
In stock here, and Charles H. Riegel, a native 
Syracusan. Riegel was destined to be a lawyer 
until an amateur performance of "The Taming 
of the Shrew" back In 1875 turned him into 
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Relgel's family. 

The Armory, Binghamton, had "Girls from 
the Follies" the first halt, with "Our Pleasant 
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The Tingle Opera Co. closed at the Rorlck'a 
Qlen Theatre, Blmlra, Saturday with "Fra 
Diavolo." The Tingle opera engagement was 
a financial loss, according to its promoter, 
Charles C. Tingle, who organised a company 
after a. musical stock company engagement 
bad "blown up." But despite this, Mr, Tingle 
announced Saturday that he would offer a 
ten weeks' run next summer. Musical Director 
Kroll will be back with Tingle next season. 

George S. Rosell, a circus employe, and two 
associates, Henry Coughton and Charles 
Amelia, both of Long Island City, were ar- 
rested here Friday with a stolen auto In 
which they were traveling became stalled on 
the top of the Genesee street hill. The trio, 
were carrying gasoline in two stolen milk* 
cans. Rosell gave his home as Glens Falls. 
He Jumped the circus at Saratoga. "'/ ■ 

Jack Norworth, who will' play the leading 
role in "The Crooked Dagger," being made at 
Ithaca for Patbe by Ted Wharton, scored the 
high record In the trapahoot of the Lakeside 
Gun Club at Ithaca last week. Norworth got 
24 out of 25 birds. Janet Adair, who will also 
appear in the picture, entered and landed 15 
out of 26 birds. 



here from somewhere. The pair, who do a. • 
mind reading turn, were accompanied by Lieut 
Charles Delaney, R. F. C, and James Sars- 
fleld, who was one of the chief riggers on/ the 
NC-4. Tbe plane landed and was housed at 
the State Fair Grounds through arrangements Yi 
made by Manager A. A. Van Auken. of the 
Temple, with the State Fair Commission. M 

The Cutter Stock opened an engagement at 
the City Opera House, Watertown, this week. ,'.-; 

"Among those* present" at Ithaca last week 
were Arthur B, Reeve and Tommy Gray, col- ■); 
laboratlng authors of "A. Million Dollars Re- > 
ward," to be produced there by Grossman for 
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Hope Eden; who is appealing at the Temple 
the first half of the week, landed her i>lcture<i 
and reams of tree publicity in the local papers 
on the strength of being the first actress to 
fulfill an engagement by airplane. Inciden- 
tally, it was averred Syracuse was the first 
city to. receive an actress In this manner. 
Miss Eden, with her partner, Prescott. flew 



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JVork on the foundations of the new theatre 
to be erected in- Gouverneur by Claire Carpen- 
ter started this week. The house will be : 
known as "The Gralyn." 

Harry P. Sutton, director of the Crescent ; 
orchestra at Ithaca, has ' returned to his post '* 
after a month's absence- occasioned by a serl- ' 
ous Illness. y; 

From this elty, at the alleged instigation of 
the striking actors, comes the latest blow to' ■ 
the managerial powers In tbe form of a sud- 
den revival of tbe Onondaga County Supreme 
Court action brought by the George V. Fowler j ' 
Realty Co., of this city, against Samuel S. and : 
•Lee Shubert, Inc., the Onondaga County Sav- 
ings Bank and Lazarus Loiter, . of Syracuse. . j 
It le the outgrowth of two old actions which 
have been ,' before the courts here for four 
years. 

Attorney Edgar N. Wilson, long local "first 
nlghter," appears for the plaintiff, with Will- 
iam Rubin representing the Shuberts. 

The action was brought to recover $4,000 for 
rent due the' Fowler Co., former owner of the 
Grand Opera House, from the Grand Opera 
House Co.. a "dummy" corporation of the 
Shuberts organized to control the local vaude- 
ville playhouse. 

It was maintained that Lee Shubert. as 
president of the parent organization in New 
York, had guaranteed the lease of the Grand 




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Opera. House Co., calling for ? 12,000 yearly 
rental. Joseph M, Jacobs, secretary of the 
Syracuse corporation, who was the Shuberts 
financial man, has since died, as has Charles 
Byan, attorney of record for the plaintiff In 
the original action; ' 

.Wilson, Cobb ft Ryan, of this city, appeared 
against the Shuberts originally, hut tbe elec- 
tion of Cobb to the county judgeship necessi- 
tated a change, and Wilson & Ryan were sub- 
stituted. The death of Attorney Ryan fur- 

■ (her delayed the prosecution of the cast and 

[k Wilson ft Hennessey were finally named for 

3 the plaintiff. 

J- The action was started in December, 1D15, 
and the cause was placed on the trial calen- 

• - dar for tbe Onondaga County Supreme Court 
term In February following. An order to show 
cause for an examination of tbe Shuberts was 
granted by Justice Leonard Crouch In Sep' 
tember, 1917, and later modified: Attempt 
was made to have Justice Roas vacate tbe 

. . order of the examination and from his de- 
nial, an appeal was taken to the Appellate 
Division. Here the order of the justice was 
upheld and tbe examination ordered. 
. The Shubert corporation claimed as a de- 
fense tbat Lee Shubert had no authority aB 
president to guarantee the rental monies under 
the lease, and It was for tbe purpose of get- 
ting at tbe by-laws and rules of the New York 
corporation tbat the examination was de- 
manded. 




George N. Crouse has been renominated on 
the Republican ticket for president' of the 
Common Council. He was assisted materially 
in the campaign by his actress-wife, Rita 
Knight. 



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ORPHEUM.— Vaudeville. 
PANTAGES.— Vaudeville. 
COLUMBIA.— Vaudeville. 



Theda Bara has some idea of locating a 
site for a permanent borne at Geneva. N. Y. 
: Geneva never even saw a small-time vamp, let 

.: alone Theda. It's a way station between 

. Rochester and Syracuse. 

V: The Colonial, Utlca, opened this week with 
.vaudeville and pictures. « 

VANCOUVER, CAN. 

Ry H. P. NBWRBRRY. 

EMPRESS.— 1, return of Edythe Elliott, 
leading woman la "The Man Wbo Cams Back." 

AVENUE.— Dark. Next road attraction, 
Norman Frledenwald'a "My Honolulu Girl." 



Thomas Ashley and Joe Lawless opened with 
tbe Empress Stock Aug. 25. Edythe Elliott, 
the leading woman, opened her third season 
Sept 1. 

"ulius Tannen during the first two weeks 
of hta Orpheum tour was the headllner on the 
bills, but tor the Vancouver engagement the 
advertising had Lydia. Barry sharing the' 
headline position with hixb. One of the mem- 
bers of the George Kelly Co. in "Tbe Flatter- 
ing Word" was Polly Redfern, a local girl. 
Her father is a member of the Orpheum or- 
chestra. - 



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Del Stw/Oesant 23§1 QfatZforkl 

ON THIS SAME SPOT S INCt IBSO iBMiig 

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Gorman owned, but the management was sjuc- 
■cossful in stopping the report and proved that 
it had no foundation. Ed. Ballard was adver- 
tised as presenting the organization. 



The Barron Cafe opened this month under,, 
the- management of Maurice Perrin. The en- 
tertainers are Lucille Dubois, prima donna; 
Ealeanor Mulr. danseuse, and G. W. Reck, 
from San Francisco. . 



The Carl Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus played 
here Aug. 18-10 to four big audiences. Just 
before the arrival of tbe outfit a rumor was 
in circulation to the effect tbat the circus was 




Commencing Sept. 1 the Empress Stock In- 
creased prices. Matinees formerly lo-20-SOc. 
now 15-45-e0c., with box seats going from 
75c. to 86c. These prloes include the war tax. 

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.SHUBERT-OARRICK.— The Garrlck Play- 
ers in "Here Comes the Bride," with Gladys 
Knorr in the leading role. John Klein 1b ap- 
pearing in the -cast this week and will finish 
out the stock season with the company, Mlaa 
Knorr is a "Washington girl and was re- 
cently married to a graduate from West Point. 

NATIONAL. — "PollyannsV' opened Sunday 
night to good house. Viola Harper is ap- 
pearing as "the glad girl." 

POLI'S.— Films. Mary Plckford in "Oadftr 
Long Legs." -. • ■ .-' :' 

COSMOS. — "Corn Cob Cut-ups," Four Jana- 
leys, Broadway Trio, Wolf and Stewart, Jean 
Boydell, Dave Harris. Feature film. ."-. i, 

OAYETY.— "Burlesque Wonder Show." -.; 

LYCEUM.— "Aviator Girls." 

LOEWS PALACE.— Wallace Reed in 'The 
Valley of Giants" (or the entire week. • • . 

LOBW'S COLUMBIA.— Earle Williams In 
"The Hornet's Nest." . 

MOORE'S RIALTO.— Dorothy Phillips 1* 
"The Right to Happiness." 

CRANDALL'S METROPOLITAN. — Olive 
Thomas in "The Spite Bride." \ ';'■'/ 

Renovated Moore's Strand opened Sunday 
with the first local showing of Billlc Burke' 
in "The Misleading Widow/' Mr. Moore an- 
nounces that he has signed contracts with the 
Paramount- A rtcraft Quality Productions for 
the exclusive showing of the pictures at this 
theatre. .-.'.,'•:•'.-, ■.■'•.>. 

Tbe Penn Gardens, owned by the Fox 
(Washington) Amusement Co., have entirely 
remodeled and redecorated this combination 
dancing pavilion and picture theatre and has 
been carrying full page display ada the entire 
week. "■-: : 7r v ■/;■'" 

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The Howard, Washington's colored .theatre, 
reopened Labor Day with Billy King and Co. 
In "Over the Top.' r 

The MlsseB Honey and Georgia Campbell, 
Keith headliners, who are also Washington 
society girls, are spending tbe summer here 
and have done considerable entertaining for 
the wounded soldiers In and near tbe city. 
Tbey presented their new act recently at 
Quantlco, the Marine camp In Virginia, and 
It fs claimed by a number of professionals 
who journeyed out from the city that It la 
tbe best yet presented by these two clever 
artistes. 



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_, 4 . 1; Los Angeles, Aug. «* 

iMWUUm Parsons, National's big chief. U 



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Kp?;v^ Jack Penrla. Carl Laemmle's young "and," 
U Kathleen O.'Connor's leading man. 

, Rex Ingram Is now directing Monroe Sails- 
bury In "Tbe Beach-comber." 




;. Grace Gordon, a new screen luminary, la 
being starred la Romayne productions. 

-jTheo. (Doc) Joos is helping Florence 
Turner make her comedy specials at the U. 

Jim Nolll and Edythe Chapman (Mra. Neill) 
hare signed with Ooldwyn. 

Bffrncy Sherry baa 
contract with the U. 



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''■0-,.::,- plnce ahe reutrned from the Orient 

WmM- ^iE***** ?JM *■ P'»ylnB «n Franklyn Farnum'a 

Ǥ/$'i'- :-.{. two-reel Westerns at Sellg, 

'''^tt-'i' ~ Truman Van Dyke has finished with Ora 

-•$;.: vvCarewe in "Betty Reforms." 

Sam Polo, brother of Eddie, Is playing with 
Antonio Moreno In a Vltagraph secret service 
aerial. 






Rub, the 
a "test 81m" for 



Colleen Moore celebrated her 18th birth- 
day. The beloved little star wag feted by 
-scores of friends. 

; ' Elmer Ellsworth, former scenario writer for 
Carl Laommle. la now studio manager or ad- 
visor or something for Charlie Chaplin. 

3$$&t:;.AI Santell la directing Christian 
DeutBdioB Theatre star, 
.1-, Carl Laemmle. 

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I Jeftn Wall, Universal* Mexico City repre- 

; tentative, is visiting the studios trying to 
; .- 1 date up all the pretty actresses. 

Houdinl likes* Southern California. He is 
\' ;■ due In Los Angeles Sept. 1 to make hla home 

jg; . here. 

Svfe* Olga Lthek Scholl, who wrote "The Heart 
' of Humanity" with Allen Holubar, is writing 
the forthcoming Holbaur story. 



McAUster la to quit 

Slay "The Little Princess" 
i Los Angelas. 



picture 
at the 



Little Mary 
work to 

Majestic 

v Miles Overholt, editor of IT, the satiric 
motion picture publication. Is writing for 
Alklre Comedies. 



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ffif'-Hlteb. Lewis la "personally apearing". at 
MM Portland theatres while filming "The Last of 
H|s People" ' 



msU!-:-. , Cheater Bennett baa been promoted to a 
%S!:'. i'wotorshlp at Vltagraph and is directing 
Jp^jJBarta Williams. 

la&V-^LouM Stevens la writing continuity for the 
■ U, having graduated from the editorial de- 

; part m on t. 

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$>$ < -1, "Hawthorne of the U. 8. A" la Wallle 
'"^IWA Reld'a new vehicle, work on which has al- 
ready begun under James Cruse's direction. . 

. James w. Home, the Astra director, has a 
new machine, as has Lew Cody— the latter a 
gift from Louis J. Oasnler, the producer. 

Melville W. Brown Is finishing the first Al 
St. Johns comedy at the Astra studio In Glen- 
dale. 




,,;,-- Jack Clymer has left the authorial colony to 
ii ,8 'f 8 c o»P'o of plays and a number of vaude- 
ville sketches In New York. 



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Edith Roberts, one time Universal star, is 
being co-featured with Frank Mayo In "Lasca," 
a forthcoming Universal special. 

Eddio Kull, one of the cinematographic 
aces, is directing two-reel Westerns for the 
Universal. His first was "The Desert Trail." 



iffl ; > ' J Prlscllla Dean is to start. a new picture 
$M , : under Tod Browning's direction within the 

I;.' ■! , week. Universal will produce it. 

#''■• " — 

I wii .. Francis Ford has completed "The Mystery 
of 18" for Louis Burston and Is already pre- 
paring a second serial with Rosemary Theby. 

Kathleen O'Connor wears masculine garb 
In the second 'episode of her serial vehlclo, 
"The Strange Oaae of Cavendish," directed 
• by Jack, Wells at the D. 




Walter Morosco son of Oliver, will be Lew 
Cody's "love rival" In the second Cody pro- 
duction, "Mr. Don Juan," which Elmer Har- 
ris wrote. 



Robert McKIm la finishing his work In 

with Rex Beach at Belling 



:■&*':■ Silver Horde" 



"The 



,• ^'iy 'ham, Waab. Mrs. Mel 

■; H-.'. ; ;,)■ yisltlng her mother 



McKlm (Dorcas Matthews) 
at Vancouver. 



Monroe Salisbury will quit the U in October 
i or November. He will launch hla own cotn- 
\ pany, Monroe Salisbury Productions, aa or 
' before Jan. 1, 



Mary Pickford has a new home, a palatial 
mansion, of course, on Westmoreland place 



In Los 

section. 



Angeles' moat exclusive residential 



Browning, by the way, has been taken away 
from Mary MaoLaren, who will be directed by 
Ed Morrisaey, who once produced for Tri- 
angle. 



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"Hoot" Gibson, the rough rider, la being co- 
featured In Westerns with Josephine Hill, the 
comedienne. Reaves (Brassy) Bason is di- 
recting. 

Christy Cabanne haa been engaged by Louis 
J. Gamier to make the second Lew Cody fea- 
ture. He has Just finished editing "The Be- 
loved Cheater," Cody's first. 

Marguerite Sylva, the operatic singer, who 
will play the Orpheum under Arthur Wencel's 
management In a fortnight, will enter pictures 
directly after. 

Lew Cody Is taking publicity stills in "which 



he is seen kissing the moat famous stars ii 
flldom. Besale Barrlscale was the only one 
who declined to yield to osculation, but posed 
for a "clinch" with the "he-vamp." 

Thomas Ince supervises rehearsals of tot ' 
Doris May-Douglas Mac Lean comedies which 
consume two weeks. Following thla period 
actual shooting commences. The experiment 
Is declared to be eminently aucessf ul. 

Harlan Tucker, Morosco Juvenile, will be 
Marie Walcamp'a leading man In the Oriental 
aerial to be produced by Henry McRae. Work, 
has already started In Los Angeles. The com- 
pany will leave Universal City within a fort- 
night. 




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THE STRAND. 

Tbe drawing power of Mary Plckford, 4s> 

•nito tbe Ill-omened prophecies of various dls- 
Sn lovers, still continues In full force, as was 
JSJply demonstrated at all the Mrformances 
Sunday at the Strand where she la billed In 
r«f ho Hoodlum." This picture, more fully 
reviewed elsewhere In these columns. Isn't the 
Sit ever, but If Mary Plckford, considered 
solely as a screen actross, Isn't Just that, we 
niiM our guess by a mile. Certainly no one 
n their right senses would deny that she hat 
i long future right at the top of the heap If 
she herself wishes to stay there. 

The rest of the bill at the Strand thia week, 
while it Isn't up to the Plckford feature, it a 
sood selection. Manager Jack Baton has given 
fin for one good bet, "The Honorable Mr. Jap 
van "Winkle," an Outing-Chester acenlo with 
the usual large supply of amusing Inserts. 
The Topical Review la also well selected and 
the Bray cartoon tickles the fancy nicely. 

The overture was Liszt's Rhapsody No. 2, 
and tbe organ solo played by Ralph Brlgh&m 
st one performance and Herbert Slsson at 
another was the Concert Scherzo of Mansfield. 
To complete this part of the program were 
two well-rendered piano selections by Brio 
Zardo and a song by Bruce Weyman. leei. 

THE HOODLUM. 

Amy Burke Mary Plckford 

Alexander Guthrie .Ralph T Lewis 

John Graham ..Kenneth Harlan 

Dish Lowry Melvln Messenger 

John Burke Dwlght Crittenden 

Nora ■.•• J r A * le . Ha "L , J ,[ 

Pat O'Shaughneaey Andrew Arbucltle 

Abram Isaacs.... Max Davidson 

The Pugilist .Paul Mullen 

whatever others may hand the First Na- 
tional with the Idea of slipping the same to 
the public, Mary Plckford gives that organisa- 
tion the real goods. She bestows not only her- 
self, but, working together with Director 
Franklin and Frances Marlon and other mem- 
bers of her organization, she gives as well tbe 
very best photography, direction, scenarios, 
lighting effects and attention to detail. In 
these technical respects, Paramount, most con- 
sistent of performers In the production field, 
never did anything hotter than "The Hoodlum," 
on view tbia week at the Strand. 

It is the type of feature made to sell, and 
It will sell like a wind traveU. It will pack 
them In as It did this week locally, and. 
bettor still, It will send them away delighted 
and happy, for this little blonde star's amailng 
talents are here lightly and charmingly In 
evidence. There are few heart throbs, but 
lots of (un in this picture. At times Julie M. 
■ Lippman's story Is so mechanical (the picture 
Is adopted from "Burkeses' Amy") It does 
sot convince. < 

But Mary Plckford la the picture. She Is 
everywhere In It, everywhere up to something 
new, and through her constant effort It flows 
' along like a river. Aa the spoiled grand- 
daughter of a millionaire she is first the petu- 
i lant child In silk pajamas, next a young maolac 
racing a motor car, Anally spilling it and 
landing, head on, In a hay stack, and last, an 
exile from the old man's palace. 

Down In the slums with her father, shs 
takes to the ways of the slums; the way they 
dress and deport themselves down there and 
the results are equally engaging. She shoots 
traps, dances the shimmy in an alley, makes 
friends of a scrappy Irishman and his Hebrew 
opponent (character bits excellently carried 
out), and tripping up a policeman starts a 
chase that is the best seen' In pictures since 
s riot staged, long ago in a Douglas Fairbanks 
Mm. ( 

In the end she goes back to ber grand- 
father's house in boy's clotheB, In the dead of 
sight, with ber sweetheart. In grandfather's 
sole are the proofs of the boy's Innocence, but 
they are caught In tbe act Grandfather 
wftons, forgives, and goes to tbe wedding 
where Mary appears at ber loveliest In bridal 
white, stepping through one car into another 
headed tbe other way. This last to escape 
. the wedding party and a shower of old shoes 
and rice. 

It would be unkind not to emphasize how 
every foot of film In this picture Is made to 
count and score. It would be still mora un- 
kind not to emphasise that eluaive, amaxing 
charm which is Mary Plckford, which persists 
and does not end. After six years she Is still 
queoa of the screen. In no sense convention- 
ally pretty, for the surfaces of her cheeks are 
too fiat' for that, she has perhaps something 
bettor, a mastery of pantomime that Is unique, 
s charm of manner and personality that can- 
not be escaped and Is past defining. Leei. 



THERIALTO. 

Billlt Burke surprised her friends somewhat 
and delighted a long succession of spectators 
who trooped Into the Rlalto this week by tbe 
charm, variety and quality of her Impersona- 
tion of the leading role In "The Misleading 
Widow," a Paramount-Artcraft special offered 
by Adolph Zukor. It is founded on the comedy, 
"Billeted," in which Miss Margaret Anglln 
appeared two seasons ago, and Is reviewed 
more fully elsewhere In this Issue. The other 
Picture selection that pleased to tbe point of 
hnndclapplng was "Baby Marie's Roundup," a 
Fathe one-reel comedy with Baby Marie Os- 
borne aa the star. 

Tbe Rlalto Magazine bad a Happy Hooligan 
cartoon in the middle of It. This type of 
picture vivisection seems to be a favorite form 
of amusement with Dr. Hugo Rlesenfeld, whose 
musical selections this week were, as usual, 
food. As a diversion from the routine be 
had Marguerite Volavy play on (he Anplto 
reproducing piano. 



THE MISLEADING WIDOW. 

BUlle Burke Is with us again, to much bet- 
ter effect in "Tbe Misleading Widow," the 
five-part Paramount feature at tbe Rlalto this 
week, than in anything she has done on the 
speaking stage within recent memory. The 
press sheets Inform ub that she Is every young 
man's ideal of what his sweetheart ought to 
be. Leaving aside that*opportunlty for spir- 
ited debate, everyone can see that this feature, 
founded on the comedy, "Billeted," by F. Ten- 
nyson Jesse and H. M. Harwood, 1b a real 
success, rich stuff for rich man, poor man, 
matinee girls, their sweethearts and their 
papas and mammas. 

It has been adapted to the screen by Frances 
Marlon with wonderful skill. An expert In ber 
line, she deserves almost always a special and 
particular mention. J. S. Robertson, who di- 
rected, hasn't overlooked any bets either, and 
the photography Is unusually good, a pleasure 
to the eye, as are the scenes and locations 
chosen. The. acting Is pleasantly agreeable 
and finished, and a newcomer, Madeline Clare, 
makes a first Impression that Is excellent 

But no Impression is equal to Miss Burke's. 
In this picture she has everything that can be 
reasonably asked of a comedienne. She baa 
looks to begin with, and her features register 
on the screen with a pretty tenderness that 
makes tbe eyes swim. Around them her soft 
hair waves with that vaguely tantalizing effect, 
that careless charm that Is better than the 
most elaborately finished coiffure. It Is a 
studied effect, doubtless, but does not seem so 
and thus is doubly effective. 

The story is a probable one. It Is also 
unusual, and Interesting. Mrs. Betty Taradlne 
Is abandoned by her husband because of ber 
extravagance. To get money she sends herself 
a telegram announcing his death, only to have 
him turn up the next day under the name of 
Captain Hymlll. She Immediately starts , a 
flirtation with an army colonel who is ber 
house guest and In love with her chum, Pen- 
elope. The complications now "thicken," as 
the dally newspapers say, and the "fun grows 
furious," but all straightens out In the end. 
The director's attention to detail is what makes 
this part of the picture sure-fire. heed. 

THER1VOLI. 

The success of the Rlvoll show this week 
depends mostly on Its feature, though Part 1 
of Paul Ralney's "In the Heart of tbe Jungle" 
Is interestingly different from the general run 
of plotures. Dr. Hugo Rlesenfeld, who man- 
ages this emporium of pleasure, backs up these 
two major picture selections with aome excel- 
lent news pictures, Into tbe center of which 
Is thrown the "Mutt and Jeff" cartoon. Add 
also "Dangeroua Nan McOrew," a Christie 
comedy with some real fun In it. 

In his choice of musical selections Dr. 
Rlesenfeld once again demonstrates bis knowl- 
edge and good taste. He sticks more and 
more to the melodious, doubtless with tbe pop- 
ular audience ever la hla mind. The overture, • 
Lucius Hosmer's "Northern Rhapsody," Is a 
counterpart to that composer's "Southern 
Rhapsody," and Is based on songs and dance 
music native to tbe New England States of 
America. Lillian Klrksmlth played, as. a flute 
solo, tbe "Berceuse" from "Jocelyn," and 
Bdoardo Albano sang tbe aria from "Faust," 
always popular. . heed. 

THE VALLEyIoFtHE GIANTS. 



Wallace Reid 

Grace Darmond 

, Will Brunton 

.'. Charles Ogle 

.Alice Taatte 



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Bryce Cardigan... 

Shirley Sumner. . 

Buck Ogllvy 

Cardigan , 

Mrs. Cardigan. . . l 

Colonel Pennington Ralph Lewis 

...... .Katy Laurel 

Hart Hoxle 

Noah Beery 

W. H. Brown 

.Richard Cummtngs 

Virginia Folia 

...... Ogden Crane 

;.... Lillian Mason 

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Molra M«Tavlsh.. 
Jules Rondeau... 

Black Minorca.... 

Judge Moore. ........... 

McTavlah 

Marcelle , 

Mayor Foundstone 

Mrs. Poundstone 

Henry Pounstene 

"The Valley of the Giants," presented by 
Jesse L. Lasky, with Wallace Reld as tbe star, 
at the Rlvoll this week, Is a peach of a story, 
one of Peter B. Kyne's best Score that point 
to begin with. In addition, It bas been ade- 
quately turned Into a screes play by Marlon 
Fairfax, skillfully directed by James Cruze, 
and admirably photographed by Frank TJraon, 
who has made tbe best of the California scen- 
ery, of tbe night scenes, and the thrilling 
adventures that fill this romance to the full 
with excitement. In the acting line, Raid's 
own pleasant personality Is charmingly supple- 
mented by tbe blonde Grace Darmond, who 
plays ber love scenes charmingly, and by 
Ralph Lewis, Kay Laurel and Ralph Cummlngs. 
The acting. In fact. Is uniformly good. 

In brief, this feature is far above the aver- 
age. Exhibitors should tumble to themselves 
and get a hold on It at tbe soonest possible 
time. In the rut of average enjoyment we 
have been bumping along for the last several 
weeks It has no place. It belongs on a 
smoother track and travels that track swiftly. 

It Is concerned with a light for timber land. 
To keep bis blinded father's beloved valley, 
where bis mother lies burled, Bruce has to 
build a railroad, fight a number of fights, get 
Into dirty polities, rescue his girl, lose her 
regard, win It again, and so on. All this makes 
excellent seeing. Letd. 

(THIS IS NOT A FACE POWDER) 



THE RIGHT TO HAPPINESS. 

"Tbe Right to Happiness," a Universal- 
Jewel production, with Dorothy Phillips In tbe 
leading role, was flungj on tbe screen last 
Saturday night at the Park Theatre and met 
with no very hearty signs of approval from 
the spectators who nearly filled the playhouse. 
Tbe reason for this lack of excitement Is not 
far to seek. Do Car! Laemmle, 8. L. Rothapfel, 
Allen Hotubar and others who had things to 
do with this production think that it can stand 
comparison as a first-class offering t 

It is offered as "the greatest love story ever 
told." Compare it with "Evangeline." It Is 
antl-Bolshvik propaganda. Compare It with 
"Bolshevism on Trial." Its Intention Is to set 
up the fact that love Is stronger (ban hate. 
an idea established with rare artistry In "The 
Miracle Man." In addition to the fact that 
It Ilea down and expires with a long gasp 
beside these other carefully devised and ex- 
pensively produced pictures, It bas a number 
of faults. 

There Is about the production a cheapness 
that somehow gets Into every scene. Allen 
Holubar's story Is poorly conceived. The sce-l 
narlo written by Olga Llnck Scholl isn't much 
better. Tbe camera work is mediocre, Holu- 
bar's own direction but a short step in ad- 
vance of the ability shown In the cranking, 
and the acting Is distinctly what nothing 
should bo in a first-class production. A pos- 
sible exception to that sweeping statement is 
Miss Phillips herself. She le clever, admit- 
tedly, but somehow her work doesn't quite 
thrust through to the heart. A certain excep- 
tion is 8tanhope Wheatcroft, but this young 
man, the best society heavy In pictures, was 
lost on a bit. 

The story Is unconvincing, dripping with 
crude sentimentality, bat, except In one ecene, 
there was no sentiment 'to relieve the tiring 
onlookers. This exceptional scene occurs In 
the first few feet. Tbe millionaire American, 
Hardcastle, lives on tbe outskirts of the Jewish 
quarter in Petrograd. A pogrom occurs. The 
nurse is shot and one of the two little girls 
escapes In her nightgown to the street as the 
bouse Is set Are. The other little girl Is con- 
cealed In a cheat of drawers, and tbe family's 
dog goes and opens the cupboard and draga 
the child to eatety. 

The two children are separated. Recovering 
one of them. Harden/ ,le always mourns the 
other, who has beer/ adopted by an outcast 
Jewish family and g/'jws up a Red revolution- 
ary. Lenlne and Tntckl send ber to America 
to stir up trouble, u'nd, of course, she stirs it 
up In her own father's factory, without know- 
ing who he Is. In tbe end she is shot trying 
to protect her sister from tbe mob that has 
Journeyed down to Long Island to attack Hard- 
castle's bouse. The story ends In a base of 
Inconsistencies, with everyone' weeping and 
repenting and shouting nonsense about love. 
. \ ■ heed. 



"KISS ME AGAIN" OPENS. 

Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 1 3. 

"Kiss Me Again," Max Spiegel's new 
musical comedy starring Frederick V. 
Bowers, which ■ opened 'here at the i 
Orp'heum last Thursday seems assured 
of a road success. It was a produc- 
tion elaborate so far as scenery was 
concerned and full of stunningly cos- 
tumed girls. The comedy is bright and 
snappy and the music of the most 
tuneful. Alma Yulin is the prima 
donna. 

Principals and chorus both scored 
and two capacity audiences evinced 
their approval by applauding spon- 
taneously and laughing throughout 
the show. 



OBITUARY. 

Earl Lloyd. 

Earl Lloyd (Bernard and Lloyd) 
died Sept. 1, at his home, 565 W. 144th 
street, New York from the effects of 
a recent atack of influenza. He was a 
member of the N. V. A. for the past 
two years. The decased was 33 years 
old and is survived by a mother and 
sister. " 



\ Ethel Smith. 

Ethel Smith- died at her home in 
New York Aug. 29, after an illness of 
four months. The deceased was the 
wife of Elmer E. Redmond and a mem- 
ber of Redmond and Smith. 



NEWS OP THE FILM WORLD; 

.■JSr*S* . ha i b°«8ht tbe picture rights to 
"Old Lady 81" by Rachel Crothers. '" 

George Land/, last with the Select publicity 
forces, bis Joined the Realart staff. 

George R. Allison has been appointed South- 
ern district manager for Fox. 

Joseph L. Msrenette has been made manager 
of Realart's Atlanta eicbange. 

Myron Selinick now owns the screen rights 
W the Belasco play, "Just a Wife" by Eugene 

/iiTy ? 116 5 e,Ta - rtar of " Tn « Thirteenth 
Cbalr," a Paths release founded on Bayard • 
Velller's play, has returned from Paris. 



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Randolph Barlett has. resumed bis position 
of publicity and advertising manager of Select. " 
from which he resigned two years ago. 



aaorge Lsndy has joined tbe publicity staff 
of Realart Pictures. Oren F. JVoody has been 
appointed manager of tbe Los Angeles branch. 

Hugo Rlesenfeld has been elected a member 
or the board of directors of tbe corporation 
which controls tbe Rlvoll and Rlalto. 

"Six Feet Four" Is the title of a six-reel' 
feature produced by American films, which 
will be released* early this month. William 
Russell li tbe star. Henry King directed. 

BUlle Rhodes' next will bo "Hearts and 
Masks," by Harold McGrath, a follow-up to - 
her "Blue Bonnet," the National's latest re- '^fe* Si 
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to "Mf.ry Minds Her Business," by George 

Western .;.; 

B, A. Eachmann. last with the World, has 
been appolntod aPthe's Chicago exchange man- 
ager, succeeding F. B. Rogers, promoted to 
the Middle West managership. 

"Tens of tbe D'Ubervtllee," a Screen Olae- 
sIcs-Metro production, will mark Alice Lake's 
promotion to stardom, Finis Fox Is adapting 
the story, a novel by Thomas Hardy. ■ 

Blgelow Cooper has been engaged to play 
one of the leading roles la Selznlck's produc- 
tion, "Tbe Country Cousin," lb .which Elaine > 
Hammerateln will be starred. 

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give Belinlck Pictures for one year ths ex-' : .. 
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produce with Edith Hallor starring. George 
Irving will wield tho megaphone; the World 
releasing. ; 

William 0. DeMUIe will produce a Famous i 
Players-Lasky picture with Alexis Kosloff. 
An Adam and Eve episode will be tbe prologue 
to the production. A high board fence will; 
enclose the players while en scene. 

. Llla Lee has a minor part In "Why Change 
Your Wife?" the new Cecil De Mllle picture 
which will supplement the series of sociology '--^Ti ■•'.<;/ 
cal subjects produced by tbe Artoraft director- -.-'-?* 
general. 

The still photographer has come Into his/ 
own ! Several produoers now want to get ' 
Jack Frsulicb, tbe art portrait photographer 
Imported from New York by Carl Laemmle, 
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Hampton Del Ruth, who for a period of 
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with the productions of all Keystone and 
Sennett-Par amount Comedies, in capacity 
of managing editor, director and production 
manager, has severed his connections with 
the latter studio, and is at present engaged 
in editing and personally supervising the 
direction of all William Fox Sunshine 
Comedy Productions. 

Mr. T> el Ruth personally assures the 
exhibitor of the same high standard of 
comedy production with which his name 
has been so closely identified in the past. 

Associated Players 

Chester Conklin ;.* Jack Cooper 

Polly Moron Slim Somerville 

-Glen Cavender Ethel Teare 

Tom Kennedy " Ed Kennedy 

Harry Booker Harry McCoy 

Hillvraney Billy Armstrong 

Alice Davenport Laura LaVarnie 

'>■;.■ Bobbie 'Dunn / 
With a chorus of thirty bathing beauties 
including Marvel Rea, Dorothy Lee, 
Vera Steadman 

New Sunshine Releases 
produced under the personal supervision of 

Hampton Del 'Ruth > 
The Yellow Dog Catcher 
**. Chicken a la Cabaret 

Wild Waves and Women 

Footlight Maids 

Back to Nature Girls 

Her First Kiss 
Sheriff Nell's Comeback 

His Naughty Wife 
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London, Aug. 22. 
Financially, things are humming 
ever this side, all eyes are on the km- 
ema whether it be as exhibitors, rent- 
ers or producers. Following on the 
Atlanta Company with its million 
oound capital, and studios already .in 
course of erection at Hampton Court, 
and with no. less a personage than 
Sir Walter de Freece as Chairman to 
aive it weight, comes news Of a 
£10.000,000 producing company with 
1 Corn Jones of the Regal Film Rent- 
; ing Company as Chairman. The "ten 
njllion pound" proposition h. right 
enough but until their registration as 
a limited liability company is pub- 
lished officially it is like getting blood 
out of a stone to get any news for 
publication out of them. Since Fam- 
oiis-Lasky arrived everybody is sus- 
picious of everybody else. Still an- 
other producing company with a 
-strong racing and. South African flavor 
a&but it, is one with a capital $of £500,- 
fl(D, and yet another which is strongly 
"associated with the House of Lords is 
going out for 5,000,000 pounds. All 
sorts of wild rumors are about, but the 
Atlanta and the ten million firm are 
the business and within a very short 
time their registration will be pub- 
lished. 

The next big Stoll feature film will be 
an adaptation of the Baroness Orcy's 
novel "The Elusive Pimpernel". Much 
"of this picture will be "shot" in France' 
and already carpenters and scenic ar- 
tists are busy trying to get the in- 
terior sets and those scenes dealing 
With Paris generally in the days of 
the Revolution as true to life as art 
»ud money can make them. Talking 
or Stoll, the astute Sir Oswald has 
succeeded in borrowing Malvina Long- 



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fellow from the "Famous Pictures" 
people for at least one production. 

Doris Keane has nearly completed 
her arrangements to visit America for 
the purpose of appearing on a super- 
film. It's a hundred to one that the 
subject of her screen debut will be 
"Romance," the play that helped her 
to the front rank of British actresses. 

Arson Dyer is a man to be sincerely 
congratulated as are the Hepworth 
people who. have the luck to hold his 
signature to a lengthy contract. The 
Arson Dyer cartoons begin where 
most film cartoons leave off and even . 
the up to now incomparable Bud 
Fisher "Mut and Jeff" features, be- 
come almost mediocre besides the new 
man's genius. Dyer's cartoon char- 
acters are life-life, there is no ierk- 
iness about .their movements and not 
only the characters but the scenes and 
"locations" are correctly drawn in and 
shaded, there is no line work about 
them, and even his burlesque film sub- 
titles are things of abiding joy. The 
first of the series "The Merchant of 
Venice" written in conjunction with 
W. Shakespeare, is inimitable. We 
have : Antonio as an ' ice-cream mer- 
chant who is doing badly on account 
of the snow, Bassanio is a brick layer 
and Shylock — well he is just what we 
all generally think him, while the Por- 
tia is a buxom maid-servant. The fea- 
ture is really a great one. The next 
Arson Dyer cartoon, again in collab- 
oration with "W. Shakespeare of 
Stratford" will be "Romeo and Juliet," 
and is near ing completion. - 

The Fox company may remember 
that production of "East Lynne" by 
the Barker Motion Picture Company 



("Bulldog Brand") that did not a little 
to help the big firm to bring the 
"bacon home"- in the long-ago days 
when pictures were a side-show and 
the only permanent kihemas were 
generally found in empty shops. Re- 
menlbering this, they may also remem- 
ber the actor 'who played "Sir Francis 
Levi son." Fred Morgan, most exe- 
crable of Lyceum-Melville villains, has 
been pursuaded to once more do it 
lor the screen and is appearing in the 
Bertram Phillips comedy drama 
"Trousers" and as soon as he's 
through with that he returns to the 
Barker M. P. C. to play the villain in 
Phillips Oppenheim's "A Millionaire of 
Yesterday." And he has just com- 
pleted a "starring" engagement with 
the same, first creating the part of 
the Beetle in the filmization of 
Richard Marsh's novel "The Beetle." 

Was the "Grip of Iron" ever played 
your side? Well, after having' run 
for nearly, half-a-century in the Brit- 
ish Isles and Ireland (to say nothing 
of being lifted by "booths" and trips 
all over the Colonies) "Famous Pic- 
tures" are making a film of it. George 
Foley, -is appearing as "Jargon", Mal- 
vina Longfellow as "Cora" while a 
long and well-known cast is hard at 
work insuring immortality for the 
famous old "blood." Among the play- 
ers is Jack Power, of Power and Reed, 
who will make his screen debut as ■ 
"Coco, the new school detective." 
Power was playing in "Hullo America" 
when they persuaded him to face the 
camera. He doesn't seem too pleased 
with his studio experiences up to now 
—the weather is hot and he finds film 
play-acting too much like work. 

"Pussyfoot" has got into our British 
studios. Whatever the Hepworth peo- 
ple may say, and they'll deny it for- 
all they're worth, the new Hepworth 
feature "Sunken Rocks" (of which a 



review appears elsewhere) is as much 
"dry" propaganda as anything we 
shall ever get. Even the child's 
death is blamed onto liquor. In speak- 
ing to the child's . mother the doctor 
(who by the way shows his disregard 
for professional etiquette by making 
love to the mother when she becomes 
his, patient later on) says that either 
her family or her husband's were 
hardly T.\ T. otherwise the child 
could not have contracted the disease 
from which it died. Later the father 
dies stickily when drunk and it's a 
decanter that helps him across the 
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INCORPORATIONS. 

Film Dell very Corp., Manhattan, truck- 
ing and storing, 1100,000. 

Spcer-Lnniran, Manhattan, motion pic- 
tures and theatricals, •15,000: O. Bpeer, 
J. F. Lenigan, ;M. A. Sacks, 6 Beekman 
street. 

• Gallo Basil** Opera Co,, Manhattan, 
}S0,000; F. Gallo, B. Mills, a De Caesars, 
344 9th street, Brooklyn. 

Foundation Film Corp., Manhattan, 
1,000 shares preferred stock $100 each, 
1,000 shares common stock no par value, 
active capital, f 106,000; D. McElwalne, 
B. Schleppey, M. Garrson, 795 St. Nicholas 
avenue. 

CHANGE OF NAMH. 
/ Aaiw CMtnmet Inc., Manhattan, to 
Seller Theatrical Costumes, Inc. •.' 

CAPITAL INCREASES. 

"•*£&& ta<fc * *!■»**«■», 1100.000 to 
$500,000. 

DELAWARE CHARTERS. 

r Goldwyu Picture. Corp., $20^000.000: T. 

SHOWS IN10S ANGELES. 

£■ ' * Los Angeles, Sept.v3. ; 

Despite no cars running after eight 
at night, two of the legit theatres are 
doing capacity business. 

"Civilian Clothes" in its 10th week 
at the Morosco is one. * 

Lewis S. Stone in "The Heart of We- 
tona" at the Majestic is the other. 

Richard Bennett is preparing for the 
premiere of David Gally's "The Vic- 
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CHAIN OF $300,000 THEATRES 
TO BE BUILTIN CANADA SOON 

Famous Playera-Laaky Plan Picture Houses for 1 Calgary, 

Vancouver, Winnipeg and Other Cities. Regal Film Co. 

Affiliated With Americans in Venture. Outside 

Capital Also Providing Backing. More 

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Vancouver, Can., Sept. 3. 

Announcement has been made the 
Canadian Famous Players-Lasky Cor- 
poration will erect a chain of theatres 
in Western Canada to cost $300,000 
each. .Among the cities in which these 
new theatres will be built are Calgary, 
Vancouver and Winnipeg. , 

The site of the new local house will 
be on Granville street, although the 
site will not be decided on until N. L. 
_ Nathan son, of the Regal Film Co., re- 
turns to the city inside of the next 
two or three weeks. The Regal com- 
pany is now in affiliation with Famous 
Players. .' 

Definite announcement of the Regal 
plan indicates that a new deal in film 
bookings has been completed. The 
Allen enterprises have not ' renewed 
their contract for the Paramount Fa- 
mous Players films and the Regal Com- 
pany has united forces with those 
people for Canadian bookings. Back- 
ing: Mr. Nathanson in his company's 
big undertaking are a number of big 
eastern financial men, including Alan 
Tudhope, M. P., of Orillia. 

LOS ANGELES GETS FILM. 

Los Angeles,- Sept 3, 
-With the relieved transportation tie- 



up the studios reopened through this 
point commencing to again receive raw 
film. Several studios had to suspend 
during the trouble. 

Millions of feet of films are coming 
in now. Los Angeles uses 250,000 feet 
daily. Over $2,000,000 in manufactured 
film was held up en route East. 

Exhibitors in Arizona and New Mex- 
ico are reported having used old stock 
from years back and did a financial 
clean up. 

Emily Steven* in Schomer PicturM. 

Emily Stevens has been signed to 
star in productions .of the Schomer- 
Ross Producing Corporation. Her 
first appearance will be in "The Sacred 
Flame by Abraham S. Schomer, who 
is directing the production. 

Miss Stevens once starred in -pic- 
tures for Metro. 



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"BLOSSOMS'TO UNITED ARTISTS. 

D. W. Griffith has placed "Broken 
Blossoms" with United Artists, Inc., 
for general distribution throughout 
the TJ. S. and Canada. 

"Broken Blossoms" will follow the 
Fairbanks picture, "His Majesty the' 
. American" in the United Artists re- 
leasing schedule. 

HOBART ENGAGED FOR BRIGGS. 

Doty Hobart, the scenario writer, 
has been engaged by the Briggs Pic- 
tures, Inc., as film editor of all the 
Paramount-Briggs releases. Mr. Ho- 
bart is to write the continuities under 
the supervision of Clare A. Briggs, the 
cartoonist, Mr. Hobart is a recruit 
from the Famous Players-Lasky 
scenario staff. 



MAKING PICTURES IN R. I. | 

Providence, Sept. 3. | 
Announcement was made today that: 
the Truart Motion Picture Corpora, 
tion, New York, has taken over the 
plant of the old Eastern Film Co. here' 
and will commence next week to make 
its pictures. 

The staging of scenarios will be un- 
der the direction of Charles H. France 
Alvin Mechtel will be cameraman and.] 
operations will be under the manage-', 
ment of Boryosso. ' 

Mrs. Roscoe Arbuckle is leading lady 
of the company. Others are Miss An- 
derson, Miss Neilson, Billy Quirk and 
Horace Newman. 



MILDRED MANNING, PUBLISHER. 

Mildred Manning, whose perform- 
ance in "The Westerners" helped that 
Hodkinson release, has become a pub- 
lisher of songs, though she will still 
continue in pictures. Miss Manning, 
who has long been known as a com- 
poser, has just published "The Girl of 
the Golden West," and dedicated it to 
Stewart Edward White. 



Picture and Play Together. 

Earl Derr Biggers* "Love Insur- 
ance," a Paramount-Bryant Washburn 
feature, and Henry Savage's musical- 
ized version of the same story, under 
the title of "See Saw" are playing Bos- 
ton this week simultaneously. Big- 
gers himself is a native of the bean 
city. , 



9th Jenien and Von Hcrberg House. 

Jensen & Von Herberg, Owners of 
the Liberty, Coliseum, Strand and Mis- 
sion theatres here, have bought the 
Victory, Tacoma, from Edwin James. 

The house seats 1,000. 

This firm yesterday bought a site on 
Astoria, Oregon, for a new theatre for 
that city. The Astoria house makes 
the ninth in their chain. 

The Columbia and Liberty, Portland, 
Ore., and Rialto, Butte, are also owned 
by them. 



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FIRST CHINESE FILM ACTOR. 1 
Charles Fang, formerly Admiral of 
the Navy George Dewey's steward,, wail; 
the first Chinaman to appear in motion 
pictures. He is now to be seen at the 
Central Theatre in "Checkers." For M 
long time he was an object of enmity 
to his fellow nationals who were' 
against pictures on the ground that the 
Chinese' were misrepresented in them^ 
but, recently, due to Fang's work or 
the screen, he has been restored to fa. 
vor and the other day was tendered. 
a dinner by the Mayor of Chinatown. Y 
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•UNIQUE "AD" STUNT. 

The Famous Players-Lasky has hit: 
upon a novel stunt to popularize 
George Loane Tucker's production;" 
'The Miracle Man," wherein they em- 
ploy the United Cigar Stores chain, 
numbering 1,250, as the medium. 

In the window of each store is ex- 
hibited a close-up of Thomas Meig- 
ban, an actor in the film, smoking a 
favorite brand of cigarette, under 
which is captioned the information" 
that this certain brand of smokes was 
employed in this particular scene of 
the film production. 





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THE DEBUTANTE STAR 

CONSTANCE 

At last!— a new'star who has youth, beaut/ 
and charm, and who, best of all, has 
proved her merit — who has won the wholes 
hearted endorsement of critical, blase? 
Broadway! Her triumph in die New York 
success, "39 East," is now to be duplicated 
on the screen. 

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CONSTANCE BINNEY has for 
her first stardom adventure in pictures 
— a play based on the far-famed 
novel, "BaRNABETTA," by HELEN R 
MARTIN — a ofay of such merit that 
it won for MRS FlSKE. who starred 
in it on the stage, a long- awaited 
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JAPS BUYING PICTURE HOUSES 
STARTLE WHOLE PACIFIC COAST 



Sessue Hayakawa, Well Known As Film Star, Connected With 

Oriental Syndicate Seeking Control. Ten Homes 

Bought Through Dealer Shibito in Seattle. 

Others Approached Elsewhere. 

State Laws Cleverly 

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Headed by Sessue Hayakawa, the 

: Japanese film star, a syndicate of Jap- 
anese are endeavoring to secure a 
chain of picture houses on the Pa- 
cific Coast, according to Otojiro Shi- 

'j bita, Seattle realty and business chance 
pan. 

;"fhe Japs control ten of the forty 
picture houses in this city, securing 
them through the Seattle Realty Co., 
of which Shibito is the head. Among 
the downtown houses controlled by 
the Japs are the Flag, Class A, Victory, 
Palace, Atlas and Bush. 

■ ' -JState.laws are gotten around by in- 
corporating each , house and having 
friendly whites act as incorporators. 
Two houses have .been secured in Ta- 
coma by the Japs, but sentiment has 
prohibited further inroads in that di- 
rection. Dealings there have been 
through a Mrs. Leak, a real estate 
dealer. In addition to theatres the 

Japs have bought hotels, farms, and all 
inds of business concerns. When 
Mrs. Leak asked Shibito where all the 

Jioney came from, he is recalled to 
ave said: "You should worry; you are 
-getting your commission." 
| ' The Jap population in Seattle 
I amounts to over 25,000. 
H Spokane and Portland theatre own- 
ers have been approached by agents 
|r of Shabito, but so far no transfers of 
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OPERATORS' STRIKE AVERTED. 

Providence, R. I., Sept. 3. 
.£: ; The proposed strike of picture oper- 
:'| ators which threatened to tie up all the 
|lm houses Labor Day was averted 
when the managers' compromise of- 
" $38 a week for operators and 
eel boys was accepted by the 
lion. Demands had been made for a 
imum of $40 for operators and $20 
for reel boys. Settlement of the dif- 
ficulties was reached as the result of a 
conference in which Deputy Commis- 
sioner of Labor Dunn played an im- 
portant part. 
The $38 a week is to be paid for a 
1 six-hour day, time and a half for over- 
f time; double time for Sunday work 
»nd the agreement reached also calls 
■/'for $55 a week of 36 hours for produc- 
tion films which are shown in houses 
'; where special admission prices are 

charged. 
:: f The increases called for are foroper- 
: ators of motor driven machines while 
those working on hand-driven ma- 
chines will receive 10 per cent, above 
those on the motor-driven machines. 
|\-The advance given under the new 
agreement is a substantial one in that 
f the old agreement which expired Aug. 
| 31 called for a wage of $21 a week for 
I operators, but this had been advanced 
'■{■ since its acceptance to $27 in some in- 
5 /stances. The old rate for production 
if films was $50. 

; v A compromise was reached over the 
B time to be consumed in running off 
'4; films. The original contract of the 
m operators called for the projecting of 
I film at the rate of 75 feet a minute, 
fc but the managers, wanted it increased 
f- to 90 feet. An agreement was reached 
jr-whereby the film will be run off at 



the rate of 83 feet a minute. 

The right of reviewing eases where 
operators have been- discharged hat 
also been granted to the union. 

Woonsocket, R. L, Sept 3. 

A threatened strike of movie oper- 
ators in the theatres of this city was 
averted Saturday when managers 
granted increased wages demanded by 
the operators. 

The men were granted an increase 
from $24 a week to $32, and while they 
asked $10 a day for Sunday work, a 
compromise offer of $8. for the Sun- 
day-work was accepted. 

The agreement was reached late Sat- 
urday afternoon. after a conference be- 
tween managers and union officials. 



STRIKE FOR $1 AN HOUR. 

Indianapolis, Sept. 3. 

Picture machine operators of Indian- 
apolis are on strike for one dollar an 
hour. The present scale is fifty-twd 
cents. Several houses have acceded 
to the demands, but in a number man- 
agers have refused to give in and are 
■ operating their machines themselves. 

The strike opened Aug. 29, whefi the 
men walked out shortly before 3 
o'clock in the afternoon. Seven oper- 
ators who were picketing downtown 
houses, asking citizens not to patron- 
ize them, were arrested charged with 
vagrancy. Their cases were continued 
a week in city court. j 

Stage hands and musicians threaten 
to walk out if the demands of the op- 
erators' union are not met by, all thea- 
tres. Two men entered the operating 
room of the Bijou, threw the operator 
out and knocked over the machine, it is 
charged. ' 

Members of the union denied any 
connection with- the incident. Union 
officials counseled against disorder of 
any kind. \ 

SELECTS PUBLICITY STAFF. 

Randolph Bartlett has been ap- 
pointed head of the' Select publicity 
and advertising divisions, to succeed 
Vivian M. Moses, who resigned last 
week to assume general management 
of the Guy Empey Pictures Corpora- 
tion. 

Associated with Mr. Bartlett will be 
Hunt Stromberg, as head of the ex- 
hibitors' service department, and Ta- 
mar Lane, who will look .after the 
newspaper and trade journal publicity. 

Mr. Stromberg will be located on the 
tenth floor, occupying C C. Ryan's of- 
fices, the latter having removed his 
purchasing department to the Select's 
newly acquired quarters on the sixth 
floor of the Godfrey building. 



STATE RIGHTS CONTESTED. 

„ Providence, R. I, Sept. 3. 

One of. the most bitter legal fights 
between two groups of theatrical in- 
terests in this city resulted Saturday 
in a restraining order being issued in 
the Superior Court in which the Na- 
thanson Amusement Co. was granted 
action preventing the' Providence 
Theatre Co., Emery Amusement Gg., 
Rialto Amusement Co. and Edwar#F. 
Albee from showing certain films 
which the Nathanson Company claims 
to have the exclusive right to' in this 
city. 

The Nathanson Company through 
Max Nathanson operating the Modern, 
contends he contracted with the Se- 
lect and Selznick for the exclusive 
rights in the first run production of 35 
films in this state. This was disputed 
by the respondents who control the 
Emery, Victory, E. F. Albee Theatre, 
Empire and Rialto. 

It has been admitted in court that 
certain negotiations were entered into 
between the picture corporations and 
Mr. Nathanson, but it is denied that 
any contract was consummated. 

At the hearing Saturday, Lewis J. 
Selznick told about negotiations with 
Mr. Nathanson who sent a check for 
$3,300 as a first payment under his al- 
leged contract. According to the the- 
ory of the defense, the contract was 
never approved in New York. Mr. Na- 
thanson's check was sent back to him 
and then returned to the picture com- 
pany only to be returned again before 
the litigation started, it is claimed. 

Mr. Nathanson avers .that he made 
the contracts with the picture com- 
panies June 3 and that by the terms he 
was to have exclusive rights to the 
first runs of eight films of. a photoplay 
featuring Eugene O'Brien as a star for 
$800 each; seven films of a photoplay 
in which Olive Thomas is starred for 
$800 each; eight films of an Elaine 
Hammerstein play at $250 each ; six 
films at $400 each, with Constance. Tal- 
madge as the star; two films at $$00 
each featuring Norma Talmadge and 
four films featuring Alice Brady. 

W. Nathanson declared that he paid 
■ the $3,300 in advance and booked at 
the Modern the first of the films in 
which Alice Brady' was the star, 
"Marie Limited," and exhibited the 
pictures during the week of Aug. 11. 
■ Mr. Nathanson then claims that at 
about this time the New England agent 
> for the two picture corporations told 
him that no more of the films men- 
tioned in the contract would be fur- 
nished, but that the Providence Thea- 
tre Co., Edward F. Albee, president, 
and Charles Lovenberg, general man- 
ager, had secured the rights for first 
run exhibits. Mr. Lovenberg also told 
him of this Aug. 9, Mr. Nathanson 
said. . 

Believing that there was an agree- 
ment between the Providence Theatre 
Co. and the Emery Amusement Co. to 
share the benefits of the first showing 
in this state, Mr. Nathanson asked the 
temporary injunction. 

It was alleged in the complaint the 
Providence Theatre Co. had advertised 
to produce "A Perfect Lover," starring 
Eugene O'Brien, at the Victory Labor 
Day and during the present week. 

The case will be up for another hear- 
ing later when it is expected a final 
disposition will be made. 



FILM MAN ARRESTED. 

Chicago, Sept. 3. 

A warrant was sworn out last week 
for the arrest of James Calnay, presi- 
dent of the Calnay Cinema Corpora- 
tion, by one of the stockholders in the 
company, who charged Calnay with 
operating a confidence game. 

The corporation is said to have 
lacked a blue-sky license. 



PICTURE SCALE TILTED. 

Providence, R. L, Sept.- &."£?. 
With the opening of the season here 
Labor Day, three houses, as bad- 
been anticipated following increased 
wages given to film operators, etc, put , 
into effect a new schedule of prices.' 
The Strand, which has just signed a 
contract which will show nothing but 
Paramount-Artcraft films, has raised 

its top price to 25 cents in the after- 
noon and 50 cents in the evening, war 
tax included. Previously the top price 
had been 30 cents without war tax. 

The Victory, the old Keith house, 
opening with pictures and a ladies' or- 
chestra, will get 50 cents top and in- 
augurates a system of reserved seats, 
the first house in the city to put. into 
effect such a system for pictures only. 

The third house to raise is the Em- 
ery. It has been showing five acts of 
vaudeville, a feature film and several, 
other films, and increased the number 
of vaudeville acts to six, raising its top 
price to 40 cents including war tax. 
Previously 30 cents without tax had 
been the top price. 

Other film and vaudeville theatres 
are expected to follow with raises. In. 
the near future.- 2uJ-i ^1 

The action of the Emery in adding 
another vaudeville act has caused 
much comment It is felt by most man- 
agers here the coming season with 
three legitimate houses, several new 
picture theatres, etc, will bring on 
theatrical battles. 






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With the departure of Milton E. 
Hoffman, present general manager of .;• 
the Lasky studio at Hollywood, CaL 
for London, to assume the manager- 
ship of the Famous Players-Lasky 
British Producers, Ltd., a general prov 
motion in the ranks of the executives 
will take place. Charles Eyton, now 
manager of the 1 . Morosco studio, will 
assume Mr. Hoffman's' post in Holly- 
wood, where he will manage both his ■ 
former studio as well as the Lasky, in 
addition to being general western rep- f; 
resent ative of the corporation, Fred , 
Kley will be studio manager of the ; 
Lasky plant, while Frank W. E. Gar- % 
butt will assume similar duties at the ': 
Morosco plant. v ;^i ; 

Al. Kaufman, in charge of all ar- 
rangements in connection with the 
building of the London studio, is due ■ 
to return to the States .about the same < 
time, although it is not unlikely Mr. 
Kaufman will make periodical trips ' 
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CATHOLIC REVIEW OF FILMS 

SERVES 17,000,000 READERS 

Known Officially As Catholic Pre-Review Service It Will Sit 

IK in Judgment on Native and Foreign Offerings. To 

Recommend Only Good Films. Picture 

People Fear It May Condemn 

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ship, but which will have an incalcu- 
lable effect on picture values, was 
started this week by people inspired 
by the Roman Catholic Church. This 
service is called the Catholic Photo- 
play Pre-Review Service. Its head- 
quarters are in the Bryant Park Build- 
ing and it will serve more than 17,000,- 
000 people. 

It will co-operate with all the spe- 
cial Catholic publications in the coun- 
try and advise them thoroughly about 
the nature of all pictures offered the 

§ublic. It will not condemn pictures, 
ut will boost good ones, according to 
the announcement of its promoters. 
". Picture people fear it may issue se- 
cret and private bulletins advising 
against certain pictures, and that these 
pictures will be banned by the clergy 
and so have their market value greatly 
mitigated against. •• • 

Charles J. Meegan, formerly with 
George Kleine, is in charge of this 
review service. He has just left the 
Knights of Columbus Overseas Ser- 
vice, and is a thoroughly trained pic- 
ture man as well as a newspaper writer 
with a wide acquaintance and marked 
ability. 

It is his intention to "cover" not only 
American films but those made and 
offered in foreign countries. The ser- 
vice will go also to foreign as well as 
American Catholic organizations. 

GRIFFITH LEAVING' LOS ANGELES. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 3. 

David Wark Griffith has definitely 
decided to leave Los Angeles despite 
frequent denials of the report. 

Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Richard 
Barthelmess, George Fawcett, Bobbie 
Harron and the entire technical force 
at the D. W. G. plant has been advised 
to ready themselves for departure to 
Long Island about Sept. 1. 

Three studios will be built for the 
master producer. Besides the Long 
Island project there are proposed sites 
near Jacksonville, and in. France. 
- It is taken for granted that Dorothy 
Gish's director, Elmer Clifton and 
others of Griffith's directorial staff 
will accompany the hegira eastward. 



Miles Overholt, editor of "IT," takes 
the Griffith move as a warning to Los 
Angeles,- which has sorely used picture 
folk, and as a result of which there is 
a great deal of ill feeling. 

Seattle, Spokane, Portland and other 
northern cities are bidding for new 
studios and are making inviting of- 
fers to producers to locate there. San 
Francisco, too, is negotiating for sev- 
eral companies, Frank Keenan being 
one of the most ardent boosters for the 
Bay City. 

300 DATS IN NORTHWEST. 

Seattle, Sept. 3. 

The Northwest Exhibitors' Circuit 
now has a membership of 125. It can 
handle a big feature picture .for 300 
days. The circuit bargains collectively 
for all the theatres in the string. An 
examining board gives all pictures the 
cnce over and recommends their book- 
ings or advises rejection of the films 
offered, as they deem fit. Circuit head- 
quarters are located in Seattle, with 
James Clemmer, of the Clemmer Thea- 
tre, president. i / 

Exhibitors of Washington, Oregon, 
Idaho and Montana comprise the mem- 
bership of the circuit. 



OLD KNOW NOT CONNECTED. 

Atlanta, Sept. 3. 

William Oldknow has no connection 
with the reported southern booking 
combine said to be under way in At- 
lanta. He is general manager of the 
Consolidated Film Co.^ here_ and his 
name was associated in print with 
those of Charles Kesnick, Arthur Lu- 
cas, Jake and Percy Wells. Mr. Old- 
know declares that he is not con- 
nected with this move, nor associated 
in business with these men. 

Arthur Lucas, the Goldwyn Atlanta 
manager, whose name was also men- 
tioned, denies the report as far as he 
is concerned. 



GIRL REVUE WITH FEATURE. 

Seattle, Sept. 3. 
The Colonial has added a big girl 
revue to its usual picture program. 
The theatre has a small stage. 



REALART CAMPAIGNING: 

As predicted in Vajuett, Adolph Zu- 
kor is pouring money into a national 
advertising campaign designed to put 
Mary Miles Winter as a screen star in 
the position so long-occupied with dis- 
tinction by Mary Pickford. The cam- 
paign is being conducted through Real- 
art Pictures, of which Arthur S. Sane 
is the managing head. Not only have 
trade sheets been used extensively, not 
only will general magazines come 'in 
for their share, but also there will 
be a billboard and lithographing spread 
of the glad tidings. 

The big electric sign above the Ho- 
tel Hermitage over Times Square has 
been rented at a cost of $108,000. By 
means of an insert, in their Sunday 
edition, and offers to give away extra 
copies, over a million pictures of Miss, 
Minter will be distributed through the 
, New York World 

Realart's publicity and advertising 
bureau is also being rapidly enlarged. 
Bert Adler and C. Arthur Karpen have 
just joined the staff. George Landy 
and Edna Michaels have come over 
from Select, and Hugh Harvey and 
J. A. Gove have been there for some 
time, all working under the general di- 
rection of John Pond Fritts. 

Though Miss Minter is the chief 
recipient of all this advertising value, 
Alice Bra'dy and Constance Binney are 
also under Realart's banner, and this 
company is handling as well Allan 
Dwan's production, "Soldiers of For- 
tune," and "The Mystery of the Yel- 
low Room," which Emile Chautard di- 
rected 



A MILLION DOLLARS FREE. 

Grace Darling, according to adver- 
tising experts in a local agency, has 
had a million dollars' worth of free 
advertising. She is the girl who 
crossed the continent for the Hearst- 
Selig News Service and since then she 
has been in pictures quite a little. She 
is now with B. A. Rolfe and is appear- 
ing in 'The Amazing Lovers," a fea- 
ture picture based on a novel by Rob- 
ert W. Chambers. 



FILMING IBSEN'S PLAYS. 

Eva Balfour, heading a troupe of SO 
British film actors', have arrived in Nor- 
way to make screen dramatizations 
of Hendrik Ibsen's plays. Sigurd Ib- 
sen, the eminent playwright's son, re- 
cently revoked his pledge never to al- 
low his father's works to be pictured. 

Bringing Over British Exhibitors. 
London, Sept. 3. 

Chester Clegg, manager of the Fam- 
ous Players-Lasky rental service here, 
sailed Aug. 29 on the Baltic, accom^ 
panied by British exhibitors whom he 
will conduct personally on a tour 
through studios in the east and on the 
coast, in the States. 

IF YOU DON'T ADVERTISE IN VARIETY — 
DON'T ADVERTISE 



BILL TO REPEAL TAXES. 

Washington, D. C, Sept. 3. V 
Congressman Julius Kahn has intro- 
duced in the House a bill to abolish the* 
three taxes on picture theatres. 5- 
is now known as House Bill No. 849J~ 
The measure was introduced at the re-. 
quest of Louis F. Blumenthal, of New 
York. He is chairman of the commit'' 
tee of exhibitors who have charge of 
the campaign to repeal the tax. 

Appeals that this be done have been 
pouring in on Congress for months. 

Congressman Joseph W. Fordney, of 
the House Committee on Ways and 
Means,' will shortly grant protesting 
delegation's a hearing, and it is thought 
probable that the tax on the "poor 
man's theatre" will be removed. .. : i|j 

RIALTO.RTVOLI PRICES BOOSTED. 

Beginning this coming week prices . 
are going, up at the Rialto and Rivoli 
theatres, New York, according to the 
announcement of Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld. 

Sept. 7 prices at the Rivoli will be 
for the matinee, balcony 25 cents, or- 
chestra 40 cents, loges $1.00, and in the 
evening balcony 40 cents, orchestra 75 
cents, and loges $1.00. At the Rialto 
the prices are the same save that 
loges are 75 cents at both perform- 
ances, instead of $1. Prices include 
war tax. 



STRAND PRICES UP. 

The prices at the Strand have been 
raised by Manager Jack Eaton. The 
afternoon scale has been boosted to 
25 cents for the balcony and 40 cents 
for the orchestra. In the evening 
charges are 40 cents and 65 cents re- 
spectively. In the afternoon loge seats, 
are 65 cents and in the evening 75. 
cents. .jv 

S TOLL'S MATERIAL READY. ' 

J. J. Livingstone, representative here \ 
for Captain F. F. Stoll, announces that 
the material for the feature, "Deter- 
mination," has all been gathered. Tod j 
Sloane and Kid Broad will appear in - 
the picture and some notable sporting 
events and foreign slum scenes will be 
shown. . . 



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Imperial, Frisco, for Long Runs. 

San Francisco, Sept. 3. 

The California, Portola and Imperial, 
three of the leading picture theatres, 
have associated and will be operated 
under a new managerial agreement 
An agreement has been -reached be? 
tween Manager Roth, of the California 
and Portola theatres, and Manager 
Partington of the Imperial,, whereby 
the Imperial will be devoted to long 
run features. 

Much attention will be given to more 
extravagant presentations in elaborate 
stage sets. 



Taylor Directing Elsie Ferguson. 
London, Sept. 3. 
William Taylor is coming here in 
October to direct Elsie Ferguson. 



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DAVE HARRIS 

The new Single is working 

A fellow ud hit wife anwsed a room ose aloht. 
By talking In hit aleea ha wmd a terrlMe floht. 
Ht wtilwered, "Jennie, let ni bm a kin or twe." 
Hli wllfe name wai Alice, Nee/ kli ejee era Hack 
and blot. 

IN BOOK ZM 

New far Ike new on*. He* Sins Joy. Some laugh. 
. Direction: 

Irving COOPER Joe 



JOHNNY 



FRANCIS 

and 
RENE 

WILSON 

JUST FINISHED 

PANTAGES CIRCUIT 

NOW REPEATING TOUR ON 

LOEWemCUTT 

MANAGEMENT: 
SAMUEL BAERWITZ 




HARRY 
STONE 

presents 

NIOBE 

The Water 
Sprite 

What they aey: 



Manaa.»rs— The great- 
est nortiw I ban 
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Audience — Nlobe la 

wonderful. 



FRED DUPREZ 




Starring in "Mr. 

Manhattan" in 

England. 

New Yerk Bear.: 
SAM. BAERWITZ 

1493 Broadway 

London Repr.i 

HURRAY & DAW 

J. Llile St.. W.C. 2 




MARIE 

CLARKE 

and EMM. 

LA VERE'S 

FRIEND MAGGIE SEZ: 
Just played Camden. N. J. Critic 
said: "Clarke and JUVere. sic of 
the 91s Hopkins rtriety and be a 
slick feeder, tied up tee parade and 
when they got down to cases, there 
was nothing to it. Their plano-ao- 
cordeon finish bit everybody Inst 
about right" 

"You know how It la Tilth me, 
Timmie." 

Sept. 1-2-3, Hippodrome, Bead- 
ing. Pa.; Sept. 4-5-6, Orpheum, 
Allentown. Pa.; Sept 8-9-10. Ma- 
jestic Harrlaburg, Pa.: Sept 11- 
12-13, Orphean. Alteon*, Pa. 

Direction: 
FRANK EVANS 



"LION" ACT 

Performers telling 

their 

SALARIES 

in 

Wolpin's Coffee-Tearia 

LANGTON and SMITH 
Loew Circuit Direction, HARK LEVY 



We're been fooling people for a few weeks with 
that ad of ours, about s real vacation at home with 
the Kidi. eta. 

We started In week of Aug. 18 at Wlldwood and 
Ocean City. Last week we played the Garden Pier, 
Atlantic City, and tills week. Sept 1, at the Firth 
Are. and Mt Vernon. 

Week of Sept. 8. Win. Peon and Broadway, Phlla- 
dolrhla: Sept 19. Allegheny, Philadelphia; week 
Sept. 22, Grand. Philadelphia, then Detroit. Boohea- 
ter. lluffalo. Toronto, eta Wleh there waa more 
room here; would tell you all 

JIM and MARIAN 

HARKINS 

4 Direction. NORMAN JEFFEBIES £ 

P. S.— Hear the latest t They're walked out "at 
WOLPIN'S. Apologies to Ben Bemle. 



WANTED— 

Man to takeout 
Troupe of Trained 

COOTIES! 

For Parks and Fairs 
P. S.— Must possess a Beard. 

TED EEALY 
Loew Circuit Direction, MARS LEVY 



Oar Idea of a 



SOFT JOB 



la to be Working- For 

McBride or Tyson 

(Theatre Tickets) 

dnrina the Strike 

(Yon etn take tba Whole Dap- for 

Lunch— and nerer be Missed) 

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A Plcekt after the Strike 
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COOK and ATM AN 

Loew Cirenlt Direction. MARK LEVY 



AT LIBERTY 

BOBBY STRAUSS 

FORMERLY 1ST LIEUT. INF., A. E. F. ! 

A light comedian who is genuinely funny, desires an engagement 
with a recognized vaudeville sketch. Formerly featured by Valerie 
Bergere and by James Young when supporting Clara Kimball 
Young and Catherine Calvert. Phone Columbus 7965. 364 West 
57th St., New York City. 



ED ALLEN and T AXIE 

— INTRODUCING — 

"TAXIE" 

THE ARISTOCRAT OF ALL EDUCATED DOG8 



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PATTON, YANTIS -» ROONEY 

'THREE GIRLS FROM HARMONYLANP" 

SUCCESSFULLY TOURING PANTAQES CIRCUIT 



ERNIE 



EVELYN 



GORDON and DELMAR 



SNAPPY SINGERS OF SNAPPY SONGS 

IN "BLUBY THE BLUES" 



ALWAYS WORKING 



I. KAUFMAN, Representative 



Blanche Latell 

NOW WITH 

"OVERSEAS REVUB" 



ORPHEUM TIME 



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Rawson 
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Auburndale, 
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STEVE JUH ASZ 

PRESENTS 

Boila and Co 

IN A 
DAINTY SONG AND 

DANCE DIVERTISEMENT 

Featuring TWNETTE the 
American Dancing Girl 

DIRECTION: 
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(Q.) What is a VAUDEVILLE PI- 
RATE? 

(A.) A VAUDEVILLE PIRATE ia an 
act that steals a gar from 
yon that yon stole from 

DAVEMANLEY 

— IN — 

(LEAVE THE HALL) 

(And where did Msnlejr tret It?) 

LET'S HELP THE IRISH NOW 

DAVE BEEHLER BILL JACOBS 

IRVING TISHMAN 

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FEATURED COMEDIANS 

With KELLY FIELD PLAYERS 

Headlining Pantsges Circuit 



MERCEDES 

727 IRVING PARK BLVD. 

Telephone: Wellington 10263 

CHICAGO, ILL. 



Wring oat the old and wring In the new "ON THE OLD CLOTHES LINE" 

By PAUL KENO 
STOP— LOOK— LISTEN AND WATCH FOR MY NEW ACT 

BEN HASSAN 

Western Representative, HELEN MURPHY AGENCY 



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BROWN, GARDINER and BARNETT 

IN A PASSING REVIEW OF SONGS AND DANCES 

Headlining loew Time Direction, MARK LEVY 



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With 5 American Girls 

Representative HORWITZ-KRAUS, Inc. 







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BOOKING EXCLUSIVELY WITH 

B. F. Keiih Vaudeville Exchange 

Orpheum Circuit, Western 

Vaudeville Managers' Assn. 

and Affiliations 



RAY HODGDON 

Palace Theatre Building, New York City 



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What a gal he has, And when he's fin -lshed they ail hoi- ler, "Cat ont that Jta&C 

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Copyright MCMXIX by Water ton, Berlin & Snyder Co., Strand Theatre Bldg., B'way, N.Y. 



Laughs were at a premium until we struck this one. The Single is a howl. The Double is a riot 
—and that's worth while waiting for, isn't it? Extra Choruses. 



WATER 



MAURICE ABRAHAMS, 

Professional .Manager 
MORT HARRIS, Mi 
602 Pantages Theatr 
San Francisco, 
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READY MONEY FLOWING FAST 
INTO BROADWAY BOX OFFICES 

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Within a Week 28 Attractions Will Be Open. This Makes a 

Record. There Will Be 32 Shows Altogether. 

Managers' Uncertain Whether Successes 

Before Strike Will Get Going Quick. 

i More Normal After 

Pershing Goes. 



With the strike lid undamped Satur- 
day Broadway has been galvanized 
'.into the busiest of marts and business 
this week is tremendous, ready money 
flowing 'into all box offices. Theat- 
ricals upon, resumption in Chicago also 
are flourishing^ although Boston is re- 
ported off,, even prior to the .police 
strike there which threatens to injure 
all business. " '■ \ »' 

Times square will have in fttll oper- 
ation 32 attractions by, Saturday night 
Cone more than estimated in Monday's 
Daily Variety). Of that number 28 will 
have opened within seven days, a rec- 
ord that' will long stand in theatricals. 
No fewer than eight premieres are in»- 
cluded in the flock of openings. 

Managers in spite of the excellent 
takings of this week are not certain 
as to the ability of the former plays 
to regain the impetus attendant up to 
the time of, the strike. This week in 
particular is no true criterion because 
of the crowds drawn 'to the 'city for 
the General Pershing celebration. The 
true test is looked for next week, when 
some measure of the normal will have 
been attained. Among producers it is 
felt that the new- shows will' logically 
draw major public attention with the 
reopened shows largely taking a 
chance. 

Usually when a play's run is stopped 
and later resumed little success has 
been gained. The present situation is 
unique. New York has been "starved" 
for legitimate shows, and though 70 per 
cent, of the current attractions are 
not new, many of the plays have been 
mentioned in the newspapers often and 
public attention had thus been called 
to them. ■ • 

First plans called for a majority of 
the shows to open Monday. That was 
later corrected so that a more even 
number of openings were scattered 
throughout the week, one ("Adam and 
Eve") as late as Saturday night. 

Actually but five closed by the strike 
failed to resume. One, "Oh What a 
Girl," was a new piece. It had one 



week at the Shubert and is not yet 
announced to again open. The other 
four were at the end of their-runs. 
Thev are "Listen Lester," "She's a 
Good Fellow." "39 East" and "Midnight 
Century Whirl.;* 

Other attractions now resuming 
would have been sent out, but for the 
tangle in routes, and quite a number 
are figured to start on tour as soon 
as they can be re-routed and new plays 
can be readied. New attractions which 
stopped rehearsals are compelled to 
start anew and" try-outs are neces- 
sarily several weeks" pff.t 

The premieres this' week are "Up 
From Nowhere" (Comedy). Grace 
George in "She Would and She Did" 
(Vanderbilt), "Nightie Night" (Prin- 
cess), Gallo Opera Co. (Shubert). 
"Scandal" (Liberty), "Civilian Clothes" 
(Morosco), "Adam and Eva" (Long- 
acre), "Luslnore" (Henry Miller) and 
"A Regular Feller" (Cort). - 

The shows reopened which include 
"Friendly Enemies" at the Manhattan 
and "Chu Chin Chow" at the Century 
(the first named not mixed in the 
strike) will be found on another page 
under the department of "Shows in 
New York and Comment." 

The reopening brought about a re- 
sumption of all of the old 1>uys" in ex- 
istence before the. strike started. The 
brokers arranged for - two new ones, 
which brought the total to seven. 

The Walter Hast "Scandal" show 
sold practically the entire lower Jloor 
of the 39th Street to the brokers for 
the first eight weeks and the mSving 
up to the Nora Bayes of "The Green- 
wich Village, Follies" also brought a 
buy for the entire lower floor of that 
house for the first eight weeks. With 
the $3 top scale, the first night of the 
show at the Nora Bayes broke the 
house record by showing a gross of 
$2,328. 

The other shows with buys are "The 
Royal Vagabond" (Cohan and Harris) ; 
"Gaieties of 1919" (44th Street) ; "Scan- 
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"EXAMINER'S" STRIKE SCOOP. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

The actors' strike was distinguished 
for one of the most remarkable news- 
paper scoops on record. Wednesday 
(Sept. 3) the Herald and Examiner 
printed for its eight column head the 
following: "Actors' Strike Settled." 

There followed a. column and a half 
story of the proceedings - at the meet- 
ing of the actors and managers, with 
ran outline of the "peace agreement" 
and the story concluded with the state- 
ment that while the .strike- was vir^. 
tu ally ended, it would not end actually* 
until formal agreement was made. 

The .story predicted that theatres 
would reopen by Monday. 

This story appeared in the Herald 
and Examiner three days before any 
other newspaper in the country carried 
the story of the termination of the 
strike. The Chicago "Tribune" as well 
. as several other Chicago papers scoffed 
at the "Examiner's" story' in succeed- 
ing editions.-but when the final "flash" 
came over the wire from New York 
verifying the "Examiner" scoop, they 
were forced to admit they had been 
beaten to it 



PRODUCERS IN SCRAMBLE. 

This week found producers in a wild 
scramble to unscramble tangled book- 
ings and get shows speeded into re- 
hearsal. It will be weeks before dates 
are whipped into shape Most of the 
road routes -were prepared early last, 
spring.. There is considerable con- 
fusion in clearing the road situation. 

There is almost as much . difficulty 
in getting casts complete, some actors 
havings "walked out on the. strike" and 
traveled as far as California, there to 
await a settlement. 

The rush on scenic studios to com- 
plete productions- and costumers to 
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ALL TIME CONGESTED. 

The booking offices report that all 
time within WO miles of New York", is 
so conjested with attractions trying 
to get out to the road that nothing 
like a consecutive route can be given 
anybody until about the end of next 
month. | 

In one office there is a waiting list 
of ?0 sh6ws that want to get on tour 
without taking too long a leap to .the 
opening point. 

200 IN COAST ASSOCIATION. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 10. 

The Actors' Association here an- 
nounces a membership of 200 in total. 

This i organization is the result of 
the strike of legitimate players in New 
York and was formed for the protec- 
tion of players on the coast. 



DINNER FOR RESERVES. 

Sam Scribner, president of the 
Vaudeville' Managers' Protective Asso- 
ciation is fathering a move for a testi- 
monia dinner to be given the members 
of the Reserve Police Force of New 
York" for their work in attending to 
the regular police detail around the- 
atres during the war. 

While the war was on the city police 
were. withdrawn from the' theatres and 
the/ reserves were detailed to handle 
the houses. This week the reserve 
force, was withdrawn and the regular 
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THE EDGAR SELWYNS DIVORCED? 

A report oh .^Broadway, partially/ ' 
, confirmed, says Margaret , Mayo and 
Edgar Selwyn have been, divorced. 

Mr. Selwyri a former star- and now a 
producer in' association with his 
brother, Archie, was reported on the 
coast, last .week. He .'haa .'-.since re- 
' turned. . ' 
. Miss- Mayo gained fame 'as - a play- : " 
wrighfc She was overseas. as an en- : 
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SOUTHERN BUSINESS GOOD. 

Reports from the southern territory 
which has been open for about two 
weeks with attractions that gum- 
shoed out of New York during the. 
strike, show that shows are getting 
good money. 'Even the one nightcrs 
are showing at almost $1,000. i 

WEARS FOUR~SERVTCE STRIPES. 

Jack (Slim) White has returned from 
overseas, coming back with the 1st 
Division. 

Mr^ White wears four service stripes. 
He was twice wounded while in action. 

After a rest at home Mr. White will 
return to vaudeville. 



"SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" FALLS. 

"The' Scientific American," in a fe? 
cent issue, devoted one page to the 
att of Gilda Grey's shimmy dancing. 

The paper dissected the dance, traced 
it back and forth, dwelt upon Gilda's 
art of delivering her style of song 
and a shimmy dance, and in general, 
turned out the best Comedy page that 
staid and intellectual magazine, or any 
other, has ever had. 



1 he ■ tory of the nettle moo* or is 
thentrlke I* of »nch vltnl tntemt 
to the entire theatrical profeaalor 
that VARIETY'S Dally Bulleti 
containing a fall detailed nceonO. 
of the •ending of noatllltle*, ha ar . 
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PARIS THEATRICAL STRIKE 
LEAVES LONDON UNAFFECTED 

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Losses in Salaries and Receipts and Government Tax Due to 

Trouble in French Capital Reckoned Across Channel 

Where Recently Demobolized Actors Are 

Too Poor to Start Anything. Pay 

For Rehearsals and Chorus 

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yft ?Pirii' managers' lockout has closed 
cinemas, music halls, concert- halls, 
circuses arfd dance halls, resulting in 
loss of five thousand dollars daily to 

^'.authors and composers, while the gov- 
ernment is losing seventy-five hundred 

-', dollars daily on reduction, of its ten 
per cent, poor tax. Theatres remain 

.-'bpen but they may also declare a lock- 

'■;: out until half their employes sign 
Agreement on managers' terms.. • 
No indications of any movement on 

j^art of actors' association here and 
none likely as profession is overstock- 
ed at present by demobilized artists 

: Who are in no financial condition, to 
tuake demands. Sometime ago ma ri- 
ngers agreed to increase chorus sal- ' 
«ries and pay for rehearsals. Higher 
priced legitimate artists are not gen- 
erally affiliated with actors' organiza- 
tion, hence small likelihood of immi- 

?/; nent strike* menace. 



ERROL'S MYSTERY TRIP. 
London, Sept. 10. 



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>■ . Famous Players offered Leon Errol 
j£ £750 weekly to make two reel comedies 
: ^here, which he declined. Errol .is tak- 
ing vacation immediately after produc- 
ing new Gaiety show, "The Telephone 
Call," and sails for New York on a 
mysterious mission, remaining there 
but one day if boat connections are 
: favorable. 
£ ;V:. Errol refuses to disclose the object of 
S "ibis trip, saying announcement will duly 
I come from others. 

HELD UP FOR PASSPORT. 

London, Sept. 10. 
The Alexander Kids and family. 
t booked to sail last week, are still held! 
i,;_gThey have been unable to secure an 
■^"American passport vise, though they 

came over on one. The Embassy here 
^claims it has cabled Washington about 

the matter, but has secured no an- 
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TOO MANY COOKS" CLOSING. 

V London, Sept. 10. 

Frank Craven in "Too Many Cooks'* 
v closes at the Savoy Sept. 13 after two 
kh. weeks. 

Robert Loraine in "Cyrano de Ber- 
gerac" will be transferred there from 
£*fh« Duke of York's. 

♦DADDIES" OPENS WEli 

g£? a ' London,' Sept. 10. • 

. 'Daddies'' opened at the Haymarket 

i, Sept. 3 and now looks as if it would 

be as successful over here as it was in 

—America. 



^DRINKWATER ON HIS WAY. 

■*' '4 '■-.. London, Sept, 10. 

John Dnnkwater sailed on the Ca- 
ronia today to produce his play, "Abra- 
s ham Lincoln," -in New York, and also 
.to lecture 



■CHAMPIONSHIP SNOOKER MATCH 

, N London, Sept. 10. 

tarry Masters, chief of .staff and 
eral booking representative ' for 
.Gulliver Circuit, and Sam Mayo, 
comedian, deadly rivals for the snooker 
^championship of the music hall pro- 
fession, have made another match for 



a 1,000 point game, to take place in 
November. 

Mayo has twice beaten Masters, but 
the latter insists it was "hard luck" 
and still believes he is "the best man." 
They have made a side bet of £100 
and almost the entire profession will 
have wagers on the result • 

"WILLI WIDOW TYPICAL MELLER. 

London, Sept 10. 
At the Lyceum, Sept. 6, "The Will 
Widow," a typical Lyceum melodrama, 
was received with the usual enthu- 
siasm. 



BUY FOR "HOME AND BEAUTY." 

London, Sept 10. 
On the day following the opening of 
"Home and Beauty" at the Playhouse 
the libraries bought $30,000 worth Of. 
tickets. " 

SAILS TO MARRY WM. ROCK. 

Gladys. Tilbury sailed on the Aquit- 
ania Sept. 6 and expects William Rock 
and his sister to meet her at the pier 
and an immediate marriage. 



SUTRO'S "THE CHOICE" SUCCESS. 

London, Sept 10. 

"The Choice," by Alfred Sutro, met 

with success here Sept. 8 at Wynd- 

ham's. It is a serious play, brilliantly 

acted by Gerald du Maurier and cast 



Konns Sister* Coming Back. 

London, Sept 10. 
The'Kouns Sisters are. booked to sail 
on the Carmania Oct. 11. 



LOCK-OUT IN PARIS HALLS. 

Paris, Aug. 30. 
■ Following the claims made by the 
musicians, stage hands and other cate- 
gories of theatrical workers through 
their head union, known at the Fed- 
eration du Spectacle, affiliated with 
the General Confederation of Labor, 
the managers have held a meeting in 
Paris and decided to refuse any sub- 
stantial increase of salary. It was ru- 
mcred the directors of the music' halls 
would rather close up than grant the 
demands.' 

, M, Combes, the present chairman of 
the 'vaudeville managers' association 
and director of the Empire (ex-Etoile 
Palace), stated it was not correct that 
a lockout- had been decided, but that 
the facts are, in view of the volumi- 
ncus pretentions of the theatrical fed- 
eiation, particularly on behalf of the 
orchestra and staff, a proposition was 
voted at the last meeting of the man- 
agers, reading: "Declining to receive 
en bloc the claims presented en bloc 
by the Federation du Spectacle, it is 
decided not to discuss any particular 
claim,' but to accept any reasonable 
proposition which may be separately 
presented." M. Combes considers it 
inadmissabie that performers should 
decide the salary to be paid the staff 
and vice versa; that stage hands 
should refuse the work even at the 
salary they demanded because a mini- 
mum of $100 a day is not granted a 
chef d'orchestra. "We have decided 
to remain open as usual," declared the 
managers' spokesman, "and it is only 
if a strike is declared in any establish- 
ment that we shall, by solidarity, close 
up." 

The lockout at Marseilles has ter- 
minated and all theatres, music halls 
and movies are working on the former 
conditions, an arbitration committee 
having been appointed by the authori- 
ties to study the situation, the result 
of which both sides have agreed to 
accept, j 

"JACK V JINGLES" EXCELLENT. 

London, Sept. 10. 
At the New Theatre, Sept 4, "Jack 
O' Jingles," a romantic comedy well 
acted and artistically mounted, won 
excellent criticisms. 



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BECKETTS PRICE TOO HIGH. 
London, Sept 10. 
After whipping Goddard, Beckett 
played in vaudeville at $750 a week. 

Since beating McGoorty he has been 
asking $1,500 with the managers not 
interested. . - 



VAN HOVEN 

I was walking through n little graveyard 
the other day and noticed a little new tomb- 
stone and kneeling at It a young man with 
flowers In his arms and crying and crying. 

I went over near after he had left and I 
«»"w: "In Loving Memory of My Mother," etc, 
an 9J« ,ook off my hat and knelt* and prayed, 
?"<** 1 ;went back to mv ho ' el and opened 
the letter I had written that morning and I 
added pages and pages. 

Every time I write from now on they will 
be long ones— oh, awfully long. 

VAN HOVEN. 



AMERICANS RETURNING. 

London, Sept 10. 
Dick Bernard, Hartley Manners, 
Laurette Taylor, Walter Jordan, and 
Maxine Elliott sailed for New York on 
the Aquitania Sept 6. 

National Theatre Movement Closed. 
London, Sept 10. 

After six years of continuous effort 
tc establish «a "National Theatre" here, 
which was started by a contribution 
of $350,000 from Carl Mayer, the 
promoters of the venture are pretty 
well discouraged through inability to 
secure less than a paltry $5,000 addi- 
tional. 

With the original subscription a site 
was purchased in Bloomsbury, which 
has since materially enhanced in value. 
The location will probably be sold and 
the i^enture wound up. 

Second Ambassador*' Revue Over. 
London, Sept 10. 

At the Ambassadors the iecond and 
new revue, entitled "Back Again,** is 
apparently as successful as the first 

The libraries are buying ahead heav- 
ily. 



Two Score at Palladium. 

London, Sept 10. 
At the Palladium, last week, Nella 
Allen, vocalist, and Bud Snyder and 
Co., cyclists, scored. 



IN PARIS. 

Paris, Aug. 30. 
The French Secretary of Fine Arts ?j 
has placed at the disposal of the-, v 
United States authorities the Louis 
XV wing of the palace at Fontaine- 
bieau, to be used for a summer school 
of French music for American stu- 
dents. The idea originated with Fran- 
cis CasadesUs, who was several months 
at C h a union t teaching in strumentation . 1 
at the A. E. F. bandmasters' classes, 
created by Dr. Walter Damrosch at 
the desire of General Pershing.- Stu- 
dents of both sexes will be admitted, 
. and Americans attending conserva- 
tories at home who wish to perfect 
their studies under the direction of 
professors, of the Paris National Con- 
servatoire de Musi que during the sum- 
mer in France, can do so at Fontaine- 
bleau. These courses I will be ' held 
from July 1 to Sept 30, and comprise 
composition, harmony, counterpoint 
and fugue, and orchestra leading, like- 
wise .lessons' for violin, violoncello, 
harp, piano and organ. - In September 
a proficiency examination will be held, 
under the regulations of the Paris na- 
tional conservatory, only., pupils who 
ihave attended the entife* term being 
eligible. This trial will consist of writ- 
ing a fugue for a quartet and success- 
ful candidates can enter for a compe- 
tition in October, the musicians being 
in seclusion for one month, during 
which time the competitor will com- 
pose, at choice, an allegro for sym- 
phony, a symphonic' poem, a cantata 
for trio and orchestra, or a sonata 
for violin and piano or violoncello and 
piano. During the seclusion, similar 
to the competitors for the Prix de * 
Rome, the students will be isolated 
and even correspondence censored. 
An audition of the competitors' best 
works will be given in the concert hall 
of the Paris conservatoire in Decem- 
ber, when a jury will award prizes. 
The fees for the musical studies will 
be $67 per' month, a room and board 
being furnished at from $70 to $75 per 
month. Accommodation for 200 stu- 
dents will be available, while 100 extra 
(jupils assuring their own board and 
odging can be received. A course in 
musical history besides the special 
branch chosen by the student will be 
obligatory, but any other course' can 
also be followed. 

The present program at the Al ham- 
bra comprises 'An turo Bernardi, Jerry 
Trio (the Builders), Three Marrils, ' 
Carlotta Mosetti, Will Bland, Three 
Dorinos, Nathano Bros., Rembrandt, 
Joanid. 

The Harmony Four is announced by 
the Olympic as opening next week. 

"ROTTERS" AGAIN IN LONDON. 

London, Sept. 10. 

'The Rotters," the typically British 
"comedy of a respectable family" which 
Harry Corson Clarke presented with 
dismal failure in Chicago last season, 
opened here to success — here where 
they know what it is about and rec- 
ognize the people in it and the con- 
ditions backgrounding it. 

The comedy has run through the 
provinces continuously to big returns 
since its negative appearances here at ' 
the Garrick and Strand, and now at 
the Kingsway Theatre is getting hearty 
laughter and looks like a success pos- 
sibility. 

In the cast are Arthur Gibbons, Min- 
nie Rayner, Colston Mansell, Eliza- 
beth Grayson, Ivy Carlton, Cecil Hum- 
phreys, Jessica Black, George Percy, 
s Gladys Gaunt. 

Sacks Takes Savoy. 

_ , , London, Sept. 10. 

Sacks takes possession of the Savoy 
Oct. 6 on rental. 

Loraine in "Cyrano de Bergerac" 
may continue there two weeks, until 
"Tiger Rose" is ready, or Sacks may 
put in "Lilac Domino." "Tiger Rose" 
opens in the provinces Oct. & 



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With mingled curiosity and indigna- 
tion the vaudeville interests of Chi- 
cago received the announcement of -a 
departure launched by the Common- 
wealth Pictures Co., H. A. , Spanuth, 
president The idea of the new films 
is a vaudeville show on the screen, 
and in the first release the following 
acts appear: Three Anchors, marine 
comedy act; Happy Harrison, trained 
monkey; Peppe and Stoddard, hoop 
rolling and club swinging; La sere and 
Las ere, contortionists; Case and 
Fowler, eccentric dancers; "Why They 
Laugh in Vaudeville," paragraphs and 
gags. 

Several angles about the departure 
met with the pronounced disapproval 
of artists and booking heads: The 
"Why Theyv. Laugh in Vaudeville" 
angle appears to be a screen repeti- 
tion of what some newspapers hare 
been running as Sunday features, 
showing on the screen the dialog from 
vaudeville acts. As there is no assur- 
ance that these will be confined to 
material not tin present use, and as 
there is no way of protecting such ma- 
terial against 'publication on a screen, 
the comedians are in fear that their 
stuff will be taken down and shown 
on the screens, thus taking the edge 
off it. 

The bookers are not especially 
delighted at their acts showing on the. 
screens in picture houses, which are 
even smaller time than the vaudeville 
stands where such acts play, and may 
issue an order announcing that turns 
giving their routines to movies will 
lose their value. 

The press matter of the Common- 
wealth proved particularly offensive 
to the powers, especially the following 
verbatim excerpts: 

"This monolog will contain all the 
latest and best jokes which have sent 
vaudeville audiences into peals of 
laughter, and they will undoubtedly 
bring just as big a laugh from the 
screen. 

"By the use of Spanuth's Original 
Vod-a-VH Movies' the exhibit ior can- 
not only give his audiences, vaudeville 
and pictures, but the one reel con- 
tains all the attributes of an entire 
program. The thrills are all there in 
the daring trapeze acts; the art' is 
there in the dancing and posing num- 
bers, and the comedy is there in the 
joke section. 

"Each of these novelty films con- 
tains five vaudeville acts besides this 
new joke section." 



PREPARING FOR DEFENSE. 

Maurice Goodman, general counsel 
of the Keith Vaudeville Exchange and 
its connecting corporations, left town 
this week for a three-week vacation, 
during which time he will appear in 
Washington at the final vaudeville in- 
vestigation hearing of the - Federal 
Trade Commission. The managers 
intend to enter a defense. 

John Kelly, one of the counsels for 
the managers, is now in Chicago, but 
will be in Washington when the hear- 
ing is called Sept. 22. 

This week it was said John Walsh, 
senior counsel for the Federal Trade 
Commission was in New York looking 
over the theatrical strike and gather- 



ing some data which may be used in 
a • subsequent investigation; Other 
members of the Federal Trade Com- 
mission were also said to be here look- 
ing over the situation. ..-.., 

Following the closing of the vaude- 
ville hearing Mr. Walsh will retire 
from public practice to take up private 
law work. ' 



DEMPSET BUSINESS LIGHT. 

' Philadelphia, Sept 10. 

Jack Dempsey and his vaudeville 
troupe opened very light at the Met- 
ropolitan opera house Monday night 
The house was almost filled, which 
led the newspapers to report a suc- 
cessful .opening, but it was. freely 
papered all over town in an effort to 
boost business for the remainder of 
the- week. Dempsey has fought twice 
in this city and 'there is no rush to 
see him give only a boxing exhibition 
with, one of his sparring partners. 

The vaudeville portion of the bill 
includes: La-Dora and Beckman, . An- 
gel Sisters, Will Stanton and Co., Gor- 
man Brothers, Cecil Bernard, Bertha 
James Gilbert and Senator Francis 
Murphy. 



RO0NEY AND BENTS NEW ACT. ' 

Pat Roohey and Marion Bent are to 
have a new act next season. It will 
include Loretta McDermott and 14 
choristers, with lyrics by Edgar Allan 
Wolff and music by Eddie Conrad. 

Henderson's Orchestra with leader 
Bernie Smith will also be in the cast 



STAGE HANDS DEMAND BACK PAT. 

•Chicago, Sept. 10. 
Stage hands, are demanding full pay 
for the time they were out on strike 
and it looks as if. they would. get it 

NEW CONTRACT^ DISTRIBUTED. 

The new vaudeville contracts drawn 
up by committees representing the 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective Ast 
sociatipn and the National Vaudeville 
Artists, arrived from the printers yes- 
terday and were promptly shipped 
around the country to the different 
theatres and agencies. 

The contract, form was published in 
Variety: several weeks ago. 

T1NK HUMPHREY ILL. 

Chicago, Sept & 
C. S. ("Tink") Humphrey, general 
manager of the Keith interests in and 
around Chicago, is absent from duties 
owing to'-a severe attack of stomach 
trouble. Mr. Humphrey was absent 
from his headquarters all last week 
and this week retired to a country site 
for a short rest. He is expected back 
to duty late this week. 



ANSWERING BRIEF FILED. 

Closely following the brief of J. J. 
Myers for the White Rats' Union re 
the matter of the Goldie Pemberton 
investigation, Alvin T. Sapinsky, coun- 
sel for the petitioner, filed a brief in 
reply in the Supreme Court Tuesday. 

In his statement Mr. Sapinsky asked 
for the petitioner that the report of 
the referee be confirmed. He states 
that $146,000 belonging to the respon- 
dent union was diverted in the club 
house transaction; that the sum of 
$10,478 was diverted by Mountford and 
Fitzpatrick by being placed in their 
. individual account and not accounted 
for; that the corporation has no as- 
sets and that the corporation engaged 
is a business other than that specified 
in the certificate of incorporation of 
the Rats, i 

. Mr. Sapinsky attacked the ' Myers 
brief in opposition to the confirming of 
the jrcferee's report saying : "It was 
.a most extraordinary attack on the 
referee, upon the petitioner, upon the 
"counsel for the petitioner and intro- 
duced in a manner nowhere authorized 
or permitted by any rules or laws, mat- 
ter wholly outside of the proceeding. 
Counsel is frank to say that never be- 
fore during his entire career at the 
bar has he been asked to answer a 
brief so unfairly and improperly pre* 
pared." • 

Mr. Sapinsky points out that "the 
respondent (White Rats) is not ac- 
cused by the referee of having diverted 
any funds, on the contrary the referee 
has found that the respondent has 
been sinned against by various offi- 
cials." Regarding Mountford's conduct 
as a witness the brief states: "he was 
flippant, arrogant and wholly indiffer- 
ent to the court's directions ; Mr. Fitz- 
patrick was positively contumacious in 
his conduct 

Mr. Sapinsky suggests in conclusion 
that other facts not found by the ref- 
eree, might be included in the final or- 
der, these referring to various stock 
promoting schemes which were busi- 
nesses not specified in the certificate 
of incorporation for the Rats. They 
are: White Rats Publishing Co.; As- 
sociated Actors Co.; Chemung Amuse- 
ment Co. ; Elmira Keystone Co.; Penn 
Amusement Co. ; Lancaster Amusement 
Co.; and Independent Booking Agency. 
He states that the Rats diverted funds 
into business not authorized as fol- 
lows: Associated Actors Co., $11,000, 
repurchasing of bonds, $6,575; Player 
Publishing Co, $15,000. 

The final order from the Supreme 
Court on the matter of affirming the 
referee's findings is expected next 
week. "■■■■ ;■«. 



Sylvia Hill Remarriee. 
Sylvia Hill (formerly Hill and Syl- 
van ia), bicycle act, who recently di- 
vorced her husband, Arthur C. Hill, 
was married, Aug. 21, to Joseph Gor- 
way Fischlin (non-professional) in 
New York. 



Alexander Breaks Wrist 

+ • • • Chicago, Sept. 10. 

La Alexander, the Ringling Circus 
clown, fell duringjhe Bert Melrose act 
at the Rialto, Racine, Wis., Sunday and 
broke his wrist in ten places. 



RATS' ATTORNEY FILES BRIEF. 

With a brief containing 92 pages, J. 
J. Myers, attorney for the White Rats 
during the Goldie Pemberton inquisi- 
tion, submitted an answer to referee 
Lewis Schuldenfrei's decision of last 
spring. 

In the main the brief evades the 
Pemberton proceedings, but quotes 
with considerable liberality the pro-' 
ceedings in the Federal Trade Com-' 
mission, a matter entirely apart from, 
tfab White ; Rats' investigation. Mr. 
Myers also goes to some length in 
white-washing Harry Mountford, one 
of the officials who was charged with 
diversion of funds during the- White 
Rats strike by the referee. In the 
effort the brief- quotes letters from. 
Frank Walsh lauding Mountford. 

Mr. Mirers also attacked the referee 
accusing Mr. Schuldenfrei of being" 
biased, of reaching a decision prior 
to the end of the investigation and of 
giving opinions before being requested. 

Alvin T. Sapinsky, attorney iojr Miss 
Pemberton, will file his brief during 
next week and a decision from the 
Supreme Court is expected to soon 
follow. If the court confirms the ref- 
eree's findings civil suits will probably 
he started by Mr. Sapinsky against 
Mountford and James W. Fitzpatrick 
for the moneys ($10,000) alleged to 
have been diverted and such an action 
would tend to bring out how. .they 
were disbursed. 

Suits against members of the White 
Rats board of directors may also be 
started. The fact that the Rats is 
supposed to have dissolved or changed 
its name will make no difference as far 
as the suits are concerned. 



Not the Same France* White. 

The Frances White who -is playing 
leads in pictures opposite Jack Nor- 
worth is not. William Rock's former 
partner. 

The screen Frances White has long 
been a Pathe leading woman under 
the direction of the Whartons. 



' SAMMY WATSON PLAYING. 

Sammy Watson, the octogenarian of 
show business, has . returned to tire 
stage and is now playing the old .fish- 
erman in Tate's "Fishing." Sammy is 
English. When the war with Ger- 
many was declared he endeavored to 
enlist in some active capacity. Fail- 
ing in this he appeared before the: 
English Consul and procured a posi- 
tion wherein he became head trainer 
the English Government from the 
of all horses' and mules purchased by 
United States. Watson is a veteran 
animal trainer. 

When the armistice was signed Wat- 
son, still patriotic, worked at a Ma- 
sonic home which looked after , uni- 
formed men. When this was closed 
Watson decided to redebut on the 
stage, and Harry Tate, hearing of his 
patriotism, cabled his American rep- 
resentative to add him to the cast Of 
"Fishing." 



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Stanley Murjphy Recovered. 
Stanley Murphy recovered from the 
nervous breakdown which he suffered 
several months ago, is back on Broad- 
way, headquartering at , the Lambs 
Qlub and will probably sign a new 
contract with the J. H. Remick Music 
Co., this week. 



LOEWS MANAGERS SHIFT. 

Sam Kuhn, after eight years as man- 
ager of Loew's Avenue B and 116th 
Street houses, resigned this week and 
will take over the Crescent, Perth Am^ 
hoy, N. ; J„ conducting it as a straight 
picture house. 

Several shifts of house managers on 
the Loew Circuit were made this week. 
Joe Vogel, Loew's youngest manager, 
was transferred from the Palace, 
BrooKlyn, to the Victoria, considered a 
promotion. Sig Straus, formerly at 
the Warwick, Brooklyn, will replace 
Straus at the Palace, with Manager 
Petrich of Loew's Atlanta, managm"' 
the latter house. 




Sheedy*a Losses and Gains. 

The Sheedy agency this week gained 
the Park, Manchester, N. H., which 
will play five acts on a split week. At 
the same time it lost the bookings of 
the Empire, Lawrence, Mass. 

This is the final week of the Sheedy 
bookings in the Gordon New England 
houses. 



Keith Booking St Jane*, Boston. 

V * Boston, Sept.- 10. 
It is reported the Keith office will 
shortly be booking the St James, 
which may take on a policy of tabloids. 



MUCKENFUSS WITH KLEIN. 

-Jtee- Muckehfuss, vaudeville agent, i- 
now associated with Arthur Kleir,. 
Muckenfuss will still continue to book 
bis acts as heretofore, but whether 
both agents will consolidate acts is 
problematical. 

ACT SHORTAGE IN CHICAGO. 

New York representatives of Chicago .. 
bookers and agents point to the nura— - -\ 
ber of telegrams received as evidence 
a real shortage of acts exists in th- 
western metropolis. 




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CHARLES C. SHAY— HUGH 

{Reprinted from 

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Three men loomed up and out in the 
strike- of the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion against the Producing Managers' 
Association. They were Charles C. 
Shay, president of the I X A. T. S. E. 
(stage hands), Hugh Frayne, organizer- 
for the American Federation of Labor, 
and. Frank Gitmore, secretary of the 
A. E. A. 

The strike was carried on for exactly 
30 days. During that time the A. E. A., 
which started, never faltered, made a 
slip or swerved in its purpose 

When the International Association 
of Theatrical Stage Employes and the 
Musicians' Union declared a sympathy 
-strike with the A E. A., the security 
of the A. E. A. in its assumed position 
of demanding certain rights for its 
members bin became almost assured. 
■ .■■■ During the early days of the strike 
the managers were at a loss to under- 
stand the direction of it, on the side of 
the actors. The managers blamed it 
i itnbn a professional agitator, Harry 
™W. Mountford. They tried to capitalize 
: .' that connection to gain the leaning of 
the public towards the managers. Later 
the managers attempted propaganda in 
:' press work through the statements 
-.that the stage hands had taken the 
^charge of the strike away from the 
.actors'* union. In both instances the 
managers were in error. Their at- 
g£. tempts made no appreciable mark in v 
•':v' =the general understanding of the strik- 
p? ess. The managers' henchmen, how- 
mi ever, seized upon the intimations and 
managerial circles throughout the show 
; }tr business, tried to get all the result 
-■possible, even going so far as to fool 
\ some newspapers men into believing 
spi them. 
^ "The fact was that at all' times that ' 
the A- E. A. Council presided over by 
Francis Wilson, the president had the 
direction of the strike under hs hand, 
^jsrith Mr. rGilmore. the executive offi- 
£ cialin representation and through that 
s£j : ieapacity virtually assuming all direc- 
V tion for the A. E. A, owing to the need 
- sf instant action often and initiative 
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-. Gilmore was little known to the 
managers before the strike. Likewise 
he was an unknown quantity, not only 
;V to the managers, but to the actors, 
-when it came to a strike proceeding. 
,- His manipulation of the strike situa- 
';:. tion ^pressed notice upon him. He had 
the incalculable and invaluable advice 
t of two of the best, and most expe- 
rienced labor men in this ' country, 
Charles C. Shay and Hugh. Frayne. 
.--" Mr. Shay shot into the strike like a 
bolt and remained there. A brainy, 
forceful leader, he knew what he want- 
ed to do, what should be done and how 
v* it would be attended to every minute. 
For the stage hands Mr. Shaw acted 
$ with conservatism and decisiveness, 
g ..For the A. E. A. he volunteered sugges- 
tions and advice when called upon. 
The A. EA. was not slow in recogniz- 
ing the quality of. Messrs. Shay and 
"rayne's experience. They welcomed 
i, with the result the actors' head and 
he stage hands' heads worked in per- 
i 'M ect harmony throughout, this taking ' 
p t i as well the musicians, who stood 
pith the stage hands on any question 
-~~t$f policjt Whilethe managers wanted 
;. to indicate a split of harmony among 
I the theatrical unions through one or 
I two closings that looked in conflict, 
" the outcome proved the actions, how- 
ever taken, were the best ones, since 
the actors won the strike. 

Charles C. Shay is now a big figure 
in theatrical labor circles. He has been 
a big man for years among the work- 
ing staffs of the theatre This strike 
ught him out into the centre and 



FRAYNE— FRANK 

Daily Variety) 



GILMORE 



he lighted it up, rode rings around the 
managers and attested for all time that 
in the theatre the stage hand is a con- 
trolling factor that cannot be over- 
looked nor underestimated. Mr. Shay 
plugged that objective so far in, in this 
strike, that he discounted the asser- 
tions of the managers for time beyond 
memory that the stage hands are not 
skilled workmen nor are they indis- 
pensable to the stage, the reasoning 
that any one could be taken off the 
street to fill their places and trained 
within three days. 

The strike gave the managers their 
chance to make good on that assertion. 
That they did, not leaves the vote in 
favor of Shay and his anion men. • 

Hugh Frayne is a loyal, ardent, skill- 
ful Federation leader. Attached to the 
main executive force of the A. F. of L,, 
Mr. Frayne always seems to be on. the 
ground when there are labor troubles 
in. New York. He is looked up to by 
labor men everywhere. In sympathy 
with the playing forces of the show 
business, Mr., Frayne was far from be- 
ing an uninitiated student of stage la- 
bor problems. He plunged into the A 
E. A. strike, made speeches, pledged 
the support of the Federation (which 
Mr. Gompers also did) and in an open 
public way helped to maintain the 
morale of the striking actors. 

If the real object of Mr. Frayne's 
intense interest in the strike was to 
re-establish an A. F. of L. theatrical 
charter, that has been wholly attained. 
It had been rumored that the A F. of 
L. convention at Atlantic City this 
summer did not forget its theatrical 
charter, issued to the White Rats, had 
been kicked around by the Rats' leader 
until nothing remained, but a memory. 
The Executive Committee of the Fed- 
eration was reported at the time to 
have advised the A. E. A. to come in 
under that charter, even if they had to 
take Mountford with it, to form 
branches, with eacji branch preserving 
autonomy, and have all the branches 
gathered under a parent charter hold- 
ing body. That could be- accomplished 
through the surrender of the Rats' in- 
ternational charter and the issuance of 
another one. This was done, with the 
A E. A., vaudeville and picture 
branches organized, each by itself as 
an organization, but all acting under 
the authority of the A. F. of L. charter 
.granted to the Associated Actors and 
Actresses of America (Four A's). 

That the Federation was desirous of 
seeing the .theatrical profession repre- 
sented in the A. F. of L., under a staple 
leadership, was the opinion of many 
outside of labor circles. That the A. 
E. A started its strike so shortly after 
securing the new charter lent weight 
to the report the Federation encour- 
aged such a move. 




BEN FULLER IN TOWN. 

Ben J. Fuller, chief of the FullerCir- 
cnit of Australia, is in New York/Mr. 
Fuller is touring the world and will 
be away from home about one year. 

While in New York, Mr. Fuller will 
lcok around for old time melodramas, 
modern .tabloid and film scripts, and 
also, engage acts for- the Fuller Aus- 
tralian houses. 

The Fuller v Circuit operates 10 
straight vaudeville houses and can give 
turns that get over in the Antipodes 
about a year's time. The first con- 
tract usually calls for 20 weeks out 
of 24. The Circuit is also largely in- 
terested in the majority of Australian 
picture theatres. 

While* in New York, Mr. Fuller is 
making his headquarters at the Aus- 
tralian Film office in the Godfrey build- 
ing, where he may be reached by 
appointment, 



PETITION FOR PRISONER. 

Efforts are being made by friends 
of Charles Johnson, an ex-circus per- 
former, now in the Michigan States 
Prison, at Jackson, Mich., to procure 
his. release through a petition to be sent 
to Governor Sleeper. 

Johnson was sentenced to serve from 
five to ten years in the state peniten- 
tiary for a felony, which, his friends 
believe, he was innocent of. The' pri- 
son officials, learning he was a gym- 
nast, permited him to install his rigging 
in the prison gymnasium and practice 
between 6 and 7.30 p. m., while the 
other prisoners were locked up. 

A number of circus performers are 
circulating petitions to be forwarded 
to Governor Sleeper to have the sen- 
tence reduced to two years. John- 
son has already served 19 months. 

SEITZ FEATURE FRIDAYS. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Vance Seitz has reopened the Wind- 
sor, booked by Willie Berger of the 
W. V. M. A-, on a new policy. This is 
the house which was dragged from 
being turned into a garage by Seitz 
and is now in its second season of 
financial success. 

The new scheme is a four-split with 
new shows - Monday, Wednesday, 
Friday and Sunday, at 10, 20, 30 and 50. 

The Friday show is augmented to 10 
acts and is feature night Promising 
try-outs are used to bolster the bills 
and keep down the overhead. 



CANADIAN TWO-A-DAY SPLIT. 

The Grand, London, Ontario, Can- 
ada, one of A. J. Small's chain of 
houses throughout Canada, Vill start 
playing vaudeville, on a split week ba- 
sis of two shows daily, commencing 
Sept. 15. 

The houses has been added on the 
books of William Delaney (Keith ot- 
fice). J. R. Munhunich will take charge 
as manager. ' • 



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SPORTS. 

The final theatrical baseball game 
of the 1919 season was played last Sat- 
urday between the Variety-Lo*ew and 
Universal Film (Fort Lee, N. J.) nine, 
in which the latter won by a score of 
9-5. It gave the Universal the theat- 
rical championship. 

Simpson, the Variety-Loew's star 
twirler, did not appear in his regular 
form, and was taken out of the box 
after the winning club secured 9 tallies 
and as many hits in the first three 
innings. Sammy Smith succeeded him 
and only allowed the film nine but one 
scratch hit 

The final standing of the clubs is 
headed by the Universal club with* a 
percentage of .800, with the Variety- 
Loew and Lights tied for second hon- 
ors, even, when figuring in the frac- 
tions. 

- »■ * Standing. 

W. L Per. 
Universal Film (Ft Lee)-- 4 1 - 800 
*Variety-Loew ........?... 4 2 .666 

♦Lights 12 6 .666 

N. V. A................... 7 5 .593 

Benny Leonard, kingpin among the 
lightweights, will meet Johnny Dun- 
dee, Sept. 17, at the Newark Sports- 
men's Club in the First Regiment 
Armory, Newark. Leonard is ruling 
favorite although his Italian opponent 
has many followers. 

Two horses drawing an ashcart 
da shed *madly into the entrance of the 
Palais Royal last Monday,' causing 
damage to the amount of $2,500. If 
it weren't for the revolving doors the 
horses might have acquired a drink 
at less cost than the damage amounted 
to. 



CLEARERS SECURE INCREASE. 

The clearers' union adjusted its wage 
scale Tuesday. Charle C Shay arranged 
if with Lignon Johnson, attorney for 
the United Managers' Protective As- 
sociation. 

The clearers' new scale is $2.50 per 
performance with an additional 25 
cents each show as a bonus. Formerly 
they received $1.50. They asked for 
$3.50. ••■?--:. : 



CLEANED Uf ON SHOW. 

Galesburg, 111., Sept. 10. 

Emil Schoenberger, a musician in 
Gay Jafperson's band and accredited 
mail Vgent for the World at Home 
Shows, left the outfit somewhat sud- 
denly last week. 

He went away well provided with 
carfare and incidental expense money, 
as. he carefully fine tooth combed the 
entire outfit before leaving, collecting, 
in various sums, something like $100. 
Playing no favorites, Emil stung 'em 
all, the principal donors to his flight 
funds being Oggi Gomez, a Mexican 
lariat spinner, whom he took for $25, 
and Mrs. Tom Kelly, wife of the side 
show manager, who was relieved of 
$20. 

Schoenberger, who had been in the 
habit of receiving mail and parcels 
at the local post offices for the show- 
folks, told of many C O. D. packages, 
with charges ranging from $2 to $25. 
Most everybody fell and now the folks 
are wondering where Emil will light 
next. 

The police have been notified and are 
on the trail of the musical- crook. 



Poll's Twins in Bridgeport. 
Bridgeport, Conn., Sept. 9. 
S. Z. Poli will erect two theatres here 
on Main street instead of one struc- 
ture first planned. Each house will 
seat 3,500, it is claimed. Work will be 
started this fall. 

One of the houses is planned for 
vaudeville and the other for pictures. 



N. V. A. COMPLAINTS. * 

Ely Budd (formerly Buss and Mover 
Sisters) complains the sister act is still 
continuing the use of his name in their 
billing. 

PERSHING RECEPTION STOPPED. 

* The arrest of David Harvey, on an 
old charge, which had all the appear- 
ance of being outlawed, led to the loss 
of about $11,000 for the promoters of 
the reception to General John J. Persh- 
ing, which was to be held at Carnegie 
Hail Tuesday night The promoters 
had sunk about $3,000 in the proposi- 
tion up to Monday night 

Associated with Harvey according 
to report, were Arthur James, general 
press representative for Fox, who was 
said to be a partner in the Pershing 
project, and Walter Wanger, with whom 
Harvey made his offices for a time 
in the Regan building. During that 
time Maxfield Parrish was interested 
sufficiently to paint the models for a 
series of scenes to be part of a huge 
spectacle . to have been produced un- 
der Wanger's management. 



! MURDOCK IN COLUMBUS. 

John J. Murdock, executive manager 
o* the Keith Vaudeville Exchange, left 
New York Monday afternoon for Co- 
lumbus, O., to attend a prearranged 
meeting between himself and delegate 
of the local stage hands' union in ref- 
erence to some detail as to the exist- 
ing agreement now in force between 
the management of the Keith theatre 
there and the union. 

The Columbus Theatre, controlled by 
the Keith interests, is employing union 
stage help, but some difficulty has 
arisen which prompted the conference. 
Upon the completion of the confest, 
Mr. Murdock will return immediately 
to New York. 



Walter Hawley and Jonsa Rose re- 
turned- to New York thw week after 
playing seven countries abroad, en- 
tertaining American soldiers. They 
have the distinction of being the only 
American team who went abroad to 
have given a continuous performance 
of one and a half hours. 



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Maxim'* opened its new fall revue 
Monday night -'The restaurant 
achieves distinction through that, in 
a way. With many restaurants clos- 
ing their floor shows during the sum- 
mer (War 'Prohibition the best ex- 
cuse), Maxim's stuck, held its show, 
kept open all the time, and probably 
has done more business to a much 
greater gross than in any previous 
summer. On top of that and with 
National Prohibition a dead certainty 
in January, Maxim's puts on a new 
show, the first of the Prohibition 
revues. Others may be preparing as 
they are, but the 38th street branch 
of the mint got it first. 

Percy Elkeles is the producer of 
this show, as he has been of all 
Maxim's productions. Mr. Elkeles 
again gives the restaurant a real, show, 
in the way of clothes and with one 
novelty number idea. The clothes of 
the Maxim revue are well worth look- 
ing at. In the Wedding number, clos- 
ing the first part, the costuming makes 
a picturesque" sight with the four prin- 
cipals and six choristers. Elkeles 
somehow does more with six girls on 
the floor than other restaurants do 
with a dozen. 

: There is another costume scheme 
down there that is a darb for those 
who get it, and those who don't will 
-like it anyway. Anyone 1 could easily 
guess that that darb thing is Peree's. 

The novelty is the finale of the 
show. It is a .moonshining bit, with 
the company gathered around a "still," 
making booze of their own, now that 
Prohibition has the license by the 
throat It may become an educational 
number. Perhaps in time the girls will 
learn how to make some good Scotch. 
Maxim's needs it, and if they could 
only make good gin and send some 
cf it up to Chateau Laurier, what a 
riot that would cause at City Island. 

Three at least of the principals are 
new to burlesque. That alone lends 
some class to the show. The prin- 
cipal newcomer is Jean Tyne, a young 
miss from musical shows, who has had 
a road experience. She's a class girl, 
of good looks and a carriage, besides 
owning a voice. When Miss Tyne gets 
set in the restaurant, she will do a 
lot for the performance, and she 
started off very well Opposite, her 
is Billy Cook, also from musical 
comedy, a lively personable juvenile 
with plenty of self possession and a 
rather good idea of cabaret work, 
though this is his first try at it The 
two handled a double number at the 
Opening, putting it over. It was "No- 
body Knows ; Nobody Cares." 

Mr. Cook and Bonita Suan did "Poor 
Butterfly" very »well, opening the show. 
They are the only two published songs 
in it The other numbers were written , 
by Mr. Elkeles. His "Wedding" song 
gives a reason for an impressive piece 
of staging that runs from the sedate 
to a jazzing finish, with Miss Tyne 
the bride. 

Miss Suan is a little girl, but looks 
like a. corking performer. She's of 
the soubrettish type, "can sing a'nd 
has a cuteness about her that can't 
be missed. Sylvia Janice is the spe- 
cialty dancer, taking part in some of 
the numbers. 

The chorus girls seem all new for 
Maxim's, excepting Violet Bristow. 
Violet, with her red hair, is still on 
♦he floor, vivacious and smiling. Flor- 
ence Weston watched the performance 
lrom a side table. All the tables down 
there bow to . Florence when she 
walks in. Violet has them trained 
■even better. 

Plenty of flowers were passed over 
to the young women of the chorus 
at the close of the show. The more 
flowers, the more Johns. Some evil- 
minded guy intimated the largest 



bunch was bought by the girl who 
received it That was rough and tough, 
but sot as bad as what Bill Werner 
did. Bill saw a bunch of flowers that 
looked good to him, and maybe the 
girl looked the same way, so he re- 
moved the John's card on it, substi- 
tuting his own. 

But all of these little asides that 
the insiders down there keep track of 
won't change the opinion that Maxim's' 
has another good show, good enough 
to draw them in when the lowest 
priced drink is one dollar, and a coveur 
charge of 50 cents. 

Julius Keller may not have all the 
money in the world— yet— but what a 
start he has got 

Atlantic City'* largest cafe dosed 
suddenly Saturday, Sept. 6, removing 
from shore attractions one of the 
largest and best cabaret shows headed 
by McCartone and Marone and Leem- 
ing and Gray*. It is presumed that the 
action of proprietor Robert G. Simon 
may influence other establishments to 
cease business — as it is unhesitatingly 
stated that there are serious doubts as 
to the ability of the cafes to maintain 
cabaret shows without the large profits 
that have been accrued from the high 
prices charged for such drinks as have 
been tolerated. A raid by Federal 
officers Saturday night in which one 
cafe proprietor and one restaurant man 
were captured for the second time and 
several other license holders taken in 
—is thought to have influenced the 
closing of the Martinique a few weeks 
before the date planned. Proprietor 
Simon is rated as one of the most cau- 
tious and conservative of the large cafe 
proprietors. 

Within the next two weeks most of 
the cafes which suspended tempo- 



rarily will make a fresh start most 
adhering to the revue brand of enter- 
tainment As a result local cabaret 
booking agents are expressing grave 
concern about the shortage of acts, 
principals and choristers. One booker 
attributed i t to the nervousness # of 
cabaret performers about the prohibi- 
tion issue and their eagerness to ac- 
cept contracts from vaudeville and 
burlesque producers. 

Two rsruM, each consisting of 30 
people are now being formed by Joe 
Mann, and according to present plans 
will depart for Panama next week, un- 
der the direction of Bob Martini, for 
the purpose of entertaining the sol- 
diers. It is the first group to be sent 
About eight more are under way for 
the Mexican border. 

Tod Lewis' jazz band is going to the 
Bal Tabarin. Mr. Lewis notified the 
band two weeks ago and secured an- 
other. He is at the Palace this week, 
also appearing in the "Greenwich Vil- 
lage Follies." • 



Walter Windsor's ravna, "The Merry 
Wives of Windsor," after a run of LS 
weeks at Perry's, Coney Island, closed 

last week. 

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Piccadilly restaurant formerly the 
Plaza, Brooklyn, will celebrate its first 
auniversary Sept 14 



The Piccadilly, Newark, formerly the 
Follies Bergere, opens Sept. IS with a"' 
revue placed by Arthur Hunter. . 



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In the new Palais Royal show which 
opened this week are Herbert Clifton, 
Kitty McLaughlin, Arture Lagare, 
Evelyn Cavanaugh and Lewis Slodin, 
The Gaudschmidts, . D'Armour and 
Douglas. 

Colemna Goats has written the new 
revue for B. D. Berg's Wintergarden, 
Chicago, cabaret It is titled "Caba- 
rabian Nights." Goetz is one of the 
featured principals in its 

Bob Symonds, proprietor of the Ho- 
tel Martinique, Atlantic City, N. J., has 
purchased a hotel in Havana. He wili- 
inaugurate a cabaret entertainment 
there. 

The latent Broadway cabaret estab- 
lishments scheduled to reopen, despite 
prohibition are the Boulevard, Sept 
15; Ritz, Brooklyn, Sept 21. 



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NEW ACTS. 

Harry Lee (formerly Hoey and Lee). 
(Morris & Feil.) * ,... > 

Grace Emerson with a male partner 
in a dancing act with special scenery. 

"A Trip Around the World," J5 peo- 
ple.— (Walter Windsor.) ■ \ 

Victor Stone and Moyer Sisters, 
singing, dancing and piano. (Jack 
Henry.) t-'.X- ;iS?M 

Eddie Buzzel and Peggy Parker, late 
of "Not Yet Mane'' (Lawrence 
Schwab). . ;■■?/>£ 

_ r : Jimmy jlurke\Burke and Harris) in 
' a two-act with one of ^e^Barkin^ 
-'.'Sisters.' . 
! ."The Devil A Monk Should Be,*? 1 
allegorical playlet in five scenes, by 
George N. Rosener. : .. :v 

Marvel, the deaf mute dancer, will 
be seen in a pantomime act (Arthur 
Klein.) '-.. 

Lanigan and Wood, blackface, sing- 7 , 
ing, talking and dancing. Lanigan was I 
formerly with Dawson, Lanigan and 
Covert ' 

Dan Kussei has produced the fol- 
lowing new acts: "Rolling Along;" T^ 




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people, featuring Charles Wood and 
Evelyn Phillips. "The Brazilian Heir^? -, 
ess." 9 people, with Frankie Kelcey, S 
and the "Widow O'Flaherty 5 * sketch, 
v/ith Lizzie B. Raymond. ^ 



IN AMD OUT. 

Helene. . Colihe failed to appear at 
'the Royal, Reno being substituted. 
';" iDare Austin and Co. replaced Faber ; 
and Mc Go wan at the Hippodrome, Bal- 
timore, Monday, due to illness. 

Buddy Doyle out of Lyceum, Pitts- 
burg, first half due to illness. Billy 
De Vere filled in. •. .:• 

Mayo and Irwin dropped out oL the 
Columbia ' Sunday bill after the mati- 
nee, owing to the illness of one of the 
team. Lew Brown,' the song writer, 
with, Arthur Franklin.at the piano, re- 
placed them. •-..-• . ,-• 
',-::• Wiki Bird missed train connections 
from Cleveland and was unable to 
.open at the IDeKalb. Brooklyn, Mon- 
day. Plunkett and Gates replaced. 



OUT OF SERVICE. 

Harry Re dell, eight months overseas 
as a Y, Mi C. A. entertainer, has re- 
turned to the States. 



MARRIAGES. , 

Hazel Smith to Thayer Charles; Mi 
Sept. 5, at Canton, O. ; . « 

Max Franklin to Esther Marksonvj 
(non-professional), Sept 8, at SV ^ J 

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Agnes Dunne fs the handsome danseuse of theJJal Tabarin and^otherthan that, possesses 

thinking of 



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Mist Dunne, having declined several offers to dance in London and Paris, la t 



the fame of the most 



njae^aj herself and her popularity In a vaudeville production. 



BIRTHS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wolf (Zeno 
Manadel), at the American Hose 
Chicago, son. W th* 1 ' 

To Mr. and Mrs. Austin, latter 
Sept. 8, a girl. Mrs. Farr.-w years 
Cubitt 

Mr. and Mrs. Ajfr'esent the new 
their home in Or 
Mrs. Clippinger d by the A; F. 
Rayne. eld estate. 



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The show at the Colonial this week 
is an ideal hot weather entertainment. 
'The Barr Twins lead when it comes 
,. to wardrobe. These girls have spent 
time and money on their clothes which 
the feminine public will thank them 
'■'for. Maybe they run a little too much 
to the cloth of gold and silver effects, 
but that is only a detail. They opened 
in .brown georgette crepe dresses, 
which were very beautiful. Plain 
bodice of brown satin skirts appliqued 
with lace and lace medallion inserts. 
Petticoats of accordion pleated chif- 
fon in old gold. A girdle of narrow 
-pale blue ribbon gave the necessary 
relief to a costume that might have 
en too much one color. 
Large hats of burnt orange chiffon 
"~ ere very effective. 

Hermine Shone opens in a blue tail- 
ored .suit, changes to a dress with a 
silver lace skirt, and an old blue bodice 
; that continues to a drape on the skirt. 
jgpjEhis-is touched up here and therewith 
iink bows and streamers and has a 
ide pink sash. She closes in a wed- 
-ding dress sadly the worse for wear 
and in great need gt a trip to the 
cleaners. This clever young woman 
jlgsymsght think more of her wardrobe. It 
•-$/.-■,; was awful. A little girl in the act 
.whose name was not programed was 
Ineffectively dressed in a Chinese cos- 
sgfe ;iume of old gold satin. ' 
||p&;'Flo Lewis wore two very good look- 
P|bv.*hg dresses. The first one was lovely. 
8? • -Very'- plain and very narrow as to 
^fe Skirt, with a very long and flowing 
h::, waist of old rose georgette, wide ki- 
':0- mono sleeves, color of tourquoise blue 
| satin. This waist was trimmed with 
|gtf? those things we women used to pat 
&*&f ton. our knitting bags, and what the 
^ it men called tomatoes. These "toma- 
H ; ^6es" were every shade imaginable. 
%)4The other dress was apple green, 
tucked to look as if it might be made 
'0;oi "ribbon. This had a lace peplum, 
m, 'square neck and little pink rosebuds 
|g|prihkled all over it. It looked like 
the dress your little sister wore when 
•he was 16, that is, it did until you saw 
the back of it or what should have 
been the back. But it is a good look- 
ing dance frock even if short of a 
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The woman in the "Arthur Havel" 
a ct is not named. She wore an old 
satin dress embroidered with 
gilt > and trimmed with medallions. 
&iy»tther the dress was intended for 

Pnedy or not did not become known. 



Gerald in e Farrar, at the Strand this 
pf^week, wears four different types of 
E the Russian peasant costume, and later 
jt:^ ;in the picture ("World and Its 
E& Women") rather effects the Russian 
!> style.- 
|.v In the opera scene Miss Farrar wears 

i 4 the most bewildering jeweled gown 
in white.. This is made very plain, 
i ^vith a very long train. The headdress 
^Wia t jeweled affair made like a Dutch 
|^, cap and it gives a tiara effect. It is 
» one of the most beautiful gowns seen 
| on the screen in a long time, 
■tlr Another evening gown is composed 
v of sequins, white, made very simply 
with a plain bodice with two over- 
drapes on. the skirt. 
' ; An afternoon gown is black velvet, 
:ith a draped skirt, very long waist, 
nd the collar is fur to the waist line. 
A beautiful gown is in flowered 
georgette made on very straight lines, 
ut has a fissue effect that starts at 
e shoulders and reaches almost to 
e hem of the dress. The dress is 
' -<? and the skirt is finished with 
•ep facing of satin. A very 
V horsehair hat trimmed 
'ies of Paradise feathers 
'-ess, 
in dress has a lace 
l foundation. • The 
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lace. The skirt is very plain and 
straight. The last dress is a dull satin 
with a very plain waist and a straight 
skirt which is embroidered and trimmed 
with deep fringe. This fringe gives 
the effect of a tunic. 

Naomi Childers looks very well in 
a conventional riding habit. But her 
evening gowns are bad. One is plain 
black satin with an overdrape of white 
lade. The other one is just a little bit 
worse. 

Miss Otto, of Otto and Sheridan, at 
the Fifth Avenue Tuesday, wore a 
beautiful evening gown of white chin- 
chilla satin, bodice of crystal beading, 
and a panel of crystal falling from the 
shoulders to bottom of skirt. The 
skirt was draped in net and finished 
with a crushed girdle. 

Miss Sheridan had a baronet satin 
gown in Belgium blue The skirt was 
draped and quite short, but an impres- 
sion of length is given by an overskirt 
of lace. This lace is draped on side 
and back and falls below the skirt on 
one side. The draping and the big 
spread of lavender flowers on the 
skirt are ingenuous. The waist is a 
baby high-waisted thing, trimmed in 
front with a large bow knot of lav- 
ender flowers, and has very short 
. sleeves with deep lace gathered in 
sleeves. No girdle with this dress, just 
a peplum of lace The girls are dress- 
ing their act remarkably well. 

Bessie Hemple makes her entrance 
i.-. an evening cloak and gown. The 
cloak, of black and white tinsel bro- 
. cade, was made on conventional lines 
and the evening dress was made with 
a very long gold tinsel tunic, and a 
plain slightly gathered skirt. She 
changed to a negligee of white geor- 
gette crepe. Nothing out of the ordi- 
nary. Anna Francis' second dress is 
very dignified and most becoming. It 
is tinsel brocade in French blue and 
gold. Made with a very severe waist, 
long full sleeves of georgette same 
shade as rest of dress, and has a slight- 
ly draped skirt with a semi-peplum 
effect. This peplum is trimmed with 
some Frenchy ostrich feathers. 
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The Saengwr Amusement Co> has 
Miss., long managed by Henry Mayer, 
taken over the house in Vicksburg, 
The bookings have been placed with 
the K. & E, office. 




J. GORDON BOSTOCK 

Author — Director — Producer 
1493 Broadway, New York City 

I want to buy Plays, Musical Comedies, 
Sketches, Songs and vaudeville Acts of all 
kinds. 

Stars and clever people looking for a vaude- 
ville vehicle, see me. I will finance and pro- 
vide everything. ■ 

I personally book my acts on the big time 
through the office of my brother, CLAUDE 
W. BOSTOCK. 



OPPOSITION BATHING GIRLS. 

There are to be a flock of Bathing 
Girl Shows sent on tour within the 
text two weeks. They are being sent 
out by a company which calls itself 
the Keystone company, and they have 
been collected from ' the various 
comedy film producing companies. 
They have also managed to gather 
several of the Bathing Beauties that 
were with the Broadway show. 

The first company is scheduled for 
the New England territory and it will 
carry about 12 girls and a film enter- 
tainment. The second company is to 
be headed by Alice Mai son and Irene 
Wiley, and will tour the South. A 
third company for the Middle West is 
to take to the road on Sept. 21. 

In all of these territories the rights 
to the "Yankee Doodle in Berlin" film 
have been sold and for the greater 
part the "Original" Bathing Girls with 
the picture are "larries" that have been 
recruited in New York. The real Bath- 
ing Girls that came to Broadway shot 
their salaries to the sky and the pro- 
moters who had the picture in hand 
have refused to meet the. boost and 
the girls are quitting. Dorothy Haver 
has been signed for the principal bath- 
ing girl of the New. England show. 



ILL AND INJURED. 

George Perry (Vardon and Perry) 
h,as been discharged from the hos- 
pital, having had his tonsils removed. 

The wife of Pete Mack, the agent, is 
confined to her home with water on 
the knee She has been under the 
care of a doctor and nurse for the 
past ten days. 

The following are reported ill or in- 
jured at the American Theatrical Hos- 
pital, Chicago : Gene Fluhrer, Mabel 
Ramos, James Bums,. Mrs. Gene Her- 
man and Lewis Brennan. 

Muriel Ostrich slipped while re- 
hearsing a dance number in "The 
Dream Girl," dislocating her. wrist, 
which necessitated the taking of three 
X-ray pictures to determine whether 
the member was. broken or not 

Paul La Croix, the juggler, was dis- 
charged from the Rockaway Beach, 
(L. I.) Hospital this week following an 
operation that confined him to the in- 
stitution for seven weeks. La Crops 
carries an incision 16 inches long in 
his abdomen! Before the operation 
was performed he was informed his 
chances of recovery were so slight it 
would be advisable to settle up any 
business affairs. Although some 40 
pounds lighter in weight La Croix's 
physical condition is all right and he 
expects to resume his vaudeville work 
in about a month. 



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Saranac Lake, N. Y., Aug. 29. 
Editor Varihti> 

In your issue of Aug. 22, I notice 
where Moran and Wiser have entered 
complaint to N. V. A. against Johnson, 
Baker and Johnson for infringement 
on their (Moran and Wiser) material. 

I am the originator of the Boome- 
rang Hat Novelty and at the present 
time am receiving royalty from Moran 
and Wiser for allowing them to use 
the said original material of mine; 
therefore, in order to set Moran and 
Wiser right in this matter, am writing 
you to the above effect. 

Harry Barrett. 

COOPER BETTER. 

James "Blutch" Cooper, the bur- 
lesque producer, who has 'been suffer- 
ing from pneumonia for the past sev- 
eral weeks, was removed' from his 
home in Yonkers, N. Y., Monday to a 
private residence in Patchogue, L. I., 
on advice of his physicians. 

Cooper has been under oxygen treat- 
ment for several days. His condition 
has improved to such an extent the 
attending physicians decided he would 
be fully recovered in one month at 
Patchogue. 



DEATHS. 

Tom Cook. 

Tom Cook, owner and manager of 
the Hippodrome, Grand and Lyric the- 
atres, Pottstown. Pa., was killed in an 
automobile accident July 28. The de- 
ceased, very • popular with profes- 
sionals visiting Pottstown, had been 
invited by friends to go for a ride. 
The machine turned over, killing Cook 
instantly. No one else of the party 
was injured. . » 



, la Memory of My Pal aad Partner 


ARTHUR ELWELL 


Who Paned Into Eternity 


Ant-nit 25th, 1919 


Gone Bat Never To Be Forgotten 


BOBBY JONES 


(Willi* ind Jmm) 






Sink Sutherland. 
Sarah Sutherland died Sept. 4 at her 
home near Newfane, N. Y., in her sev- 
enty-fifth year. The deceased was the 
fourth of the \ Seven Sutherland Sis- 
ters, -featured at one time in circuses 
for their hair. She is survived by three 
sisters, Grace, Dora and Mary. 

Edward C. Dobson, / 
Edward Clarendon Dobson ("Dob- 
by") died>Sept. 3 at his home, 166 West 
35th street, New York, of bronchial 
asthma. The deceased was a veteran 
minstrel and banjo player. He made 
his debut on the stage in 1879 with 
Wambold & Backus minstrels. 

In Fond Remembrance 
• of My 

FRIEND AND MENTOR 

PAUL ARMSTRONG 

Who Passed Aaf. 30, 1915 

BEN PIAZZA 



. Louis E&rlo Lloyd. i 

Louis Earle Lloyd died Aug. 31 at 
his home. 565 West 144th street, New 
York,- after an illness of several 
months following an attack of influ- 
enza. The deceased was a vaudeville 
artist . _ - . 

Charles Moor*. 
Charles Moore, a colored singer, a 
member of the quartette in Ziegfeld's 
"Midnight Frolic,'' died of appendi- 
citis,; in New York, on Monday. He 
was with the Williams, and Walker 
show until it disbanded. 

Arthu7~Elwell. . 
Arthur Elwell, age 38, died at Dun- 
ning State Hospital, Chicago, Aug. 25, 
of paresis. The deceased was of the 
team of Jones and ElwelL \ 

Georges Mitchell, French playwright, 
recently died in Paris. 

JEFFERSON'S PICTURE POLICY. 

B. S. Moss' Jefferson opened last 
week, with a policy patterned on the 
Rivoli and Rial to plan, excepting, that 
the soloists, three or four in number, 
are more of a popular turn. They in- 
clude a vocal specialty by a trio or 
quartet, a dance turn and a musical 
act. A double feature is offered with 
the usual educational and short reels, 
the Sunday performances being cur- 
tailed by the elimination of the minor 
feature film, 

Herman Phillips is in managerial 
charge, succeeding Mr. Hill, who is 
now located in the Moss offices in an 
executive capacity. William H Apple- 
gate is the assistantamanager as here- 
tofore. Mr. Phillips was formerly con- 
nected with the Keith offices, under 
Mahoney. 

•The house features a 30-piece sym- 
phony orchestra under the direction 
of Joseph Del Pozo. The theatre has 
been renovated during the summer 
shutdown, including the installation of 
a new pipe organ, enlarging of the 
stage and the building in of a men's 
lounge room in the alley adjoining the 
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WHO'S WHO AND WHY 

By JOHNNIE O'CONNOR 

(Wynn) 



STATEMENTS OF PRINCIPALS 



{Reprinted from Daily Variety.) 



. PICK HIM OUT. 

A few years ago he was a ragged 

! actor. The fringe on the edge of his 
britches would throw a thought into 
your think tank that brought back 
memories of an old thread factory. He 

f had a musical hair cut, egg stains on 
his vest and his mildewed shirt always 
carried that hole near the neck where 

." the stiff collar used to bore into his 
flesh. His cuffs were generally turned 
inside out to help save the old laundry 
bill, and if you took a slant at his 
socks you would notice the seam turn- 
ed toward the daylight ■ every other 
day because this bird knew how to 
«t wear out of socks without dip- 
ping them into the sink every night 

$M» "close-up" of his heels showsd them 

Soing democratic on the ends and that 
ole in the centre of his soles used 
?% keep him indoors on rainy days. 
Wl- At night he camped in a three-dollar- 
-^a-week room on one of the side streets. 
^It was a tough break for this actor, 
but he could ■ do his own laundry in 
S ' the bath room, when it wasn't busy, 
and in the morning the old Java used to 
steam over the gas jet. For the hot 
meat during the day he generally got 
a break from some pal who hated to 
eat alone and he was never shy on 
liquor for the mob all knew him and 
his ears used to ring with the sound 
of "let's have another." And if the 
"chow" didn't come proper, he could 
cook- that solo egg over the heater 
i and keep the stomach nourished any- 
how. Some tough existence. 

He used to crease the wardrobe un- 
der the mattress and when he tore out 
into the sunlight he made a million 
: dollar flash. It was rough going for 
the kid but he kept his back up and 
\. "yessed" his way through every regu- 
; lar party. He had a good gift of gab 
;. and could laugh his way out a of more 
checks than anyone on the big street 
One day the male, end of a prominent 
vaudeville act bumped off. The kid was 
there with the. big weeps and con- 
solation for the surviving section of 
the team. The weeps were for the 
'i "dead one" for the "dead one" was al- 
ways good for a short touch and this 
| egg was- long on short touches. The 
gs consolation was -natural, coming from 
him. He burned up thinking of- the 
sv good old days in the corner "ginny" 
K when he used to. sop "up the old brew 
'with the "dead one" and now those 
•" good old days were gone. 

A few months later the hall room 
egg married the widow. They did the 
old act and did it well. A route came 
along and for the first time in years 
his nobs wore "made to order" clothes. 
He acquired the habit of midnight 
chop suey, kept bottled beer in the 
house all the time and threw the safe- 
ty razor in the sewer. He even went 
so far as to have his neck tie^ made 
to order. He had his teeth fixed and 
opened up charge accounts in four 
different department -stores. He even 
learned how to juggle meat with a 
fork. And he finally gleamed the dif- 
ference between a water glass and 
a finger bowl. 

One day he passed the old corner 
and dropped iq for a scuttle of suds. 
The same old mob was there. They 
were buzzin' about the old times, wait- 
ing for a live one to drop in and dec- 
orate the mahogany with enough 
sugar to pay for the next round When 
they piped his nobs they all gave him 
the glad "hello" and stepped up to 
duke him. Some of them, in the old 
days, shared the pad with him at the 
old Rodney Club. In those days it 
was fifty-fifty. The mob felt sure he 
would spread a roll among them for 
they know of his success and all put 
the big boost in whenever they could. 
He sopped up his brew, gave them 



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the once over, iugled his cane in one 
hand and his gloves in the other and 
as he blew out the door he squawked 
back at them, "You eggs ought to be 
ashamed of yourselves. Why don t 
you wake up and make men of your- 
selves?" Then he climbed into his 
limousine and tore back to his club. 

The mob felt a little funny. As they 
cased back to the greasy tabes one 
runt recovered his breath; sobbing, 
"And he used to be one of us." 

(Note: Guess the egg's right name 
and win a box of Red Circle pills.) 

NATIONAL IN ROCHESTER. 

Rochester, N. Y, Sept 10. 

Rumors that the third wheel of bur- 
lesque would invade this city crystal- 
lized into fact this week when the Cor- 
inthian was formally taken over by 
the National Burlesque Association, 
renamed the Columbia, and Edmond 
W. Edmondson. a new New York 
showman, installed as manager. As- 
surance is given that the house will 
be opened not later than Sept. 15, 
and in the mean time a large force of 
carpenters, painters and decorators are 
touching up the interior. 

An effort has been made all sum- 
mer by the National people to get a 
house in Rochester. Albert A. Fenny- 1 
vessey, . general manager of the The- 
atres Operating Co., was invited to 
show the burlesque in his Family, but 
after some careful consideration he 
declined. The Corinthian is the only' 
local house 1 permanently dark and was 
the home of Columbia burlesque be- 
fore that company moved its. attrac- 
tions to the Gayety a year ago. 

BURLESQUE ENGAGEMENTS. 

Hallie Mayne replacing Delia Ben- 
nett, prima, in "Beauty Revue."* 
Jessie Lawrence for "Liberty Girl's," 

The Eddie Kanes Reconciled. 
Through the efforts of Harry Saks 
Hechhejmer, attorney for Maud Kane 
in her divorce action against Eddie 
Kane, the actor, the suit was discon- 
tinued and the principals reconciliated. 
Kane is at present with a burlesque 
troupe. 

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"Mm*. S apho" Reported" Off. 
It is reported the production of 
"Mme. Sapho" in which Oliver Moros- 
co was to star, Grace Valentine, has 
been declared off for the present. The 
piece was to have had its initial pre- 
sentation in Chicago. According to 
report the play will have to be rewrit- 
ten. 



• AUGUSTUS THOMAS' STATEMENT. 

Tile following ■Utement was given to the 
press by Augustus Thomas last Saturday: 

"The strike Is over — pending final negoti- 
ations to be concluded today (.Sept. 0). The 
lawyers ot both sides have very definite in- 
structions and are now drawing up an agree- 
ment. . / 

"The theatres all over the country will open 
again today on the basis ot an agreement 
reached by the managers, actors and stage 
unions. | . . 

"It was a fine meeting tor everybody cams 
out of it with the very best spirit and the 
evident Intention of sincerely doing what was 
best for the theatrical business. Neither aide 
assumed an attitude that they had got the 
better ot each other in the negotiations. 

"Equity contracts will be recognized. There 
wJTl be no closed shop. Equity will be recog- 
nized as a medium ot the actor. 

"The Btatus ot the Actor's Fidelity, League 
did not enter Into the negotiations, i . 

"There was a general armistice and agree- 
ment to take back actors and actresses, with 
no demands by either side to dismiss any 
actor. " '. ''-. . . " » 

"A complete arrangement was made tor the 
purpose of disposing of all future questions 
affecting either side by means ot arbitration. 
There will be no future strikes or seed for 
them. - ■ 

"No one took the attitude of having gained 
a victory. ■ ■•■ ."-'. ■ v " 

"It was a serious attempt to- arrive at a 
working arrangement for the good of the 
theatres." 

CHARLES C. SHAV'S STATEMENT. 

Charles C. Shay, president of the stage 
bands' union, said Saturday: 
. "The strike Is over. Everything has been 
amicably settled and everybody la happy, 
believe that from now on everyone is going 
to play fair. It has been a temporary evil to 
have passed through the conditions of the 
strike, but It will be of great permanent good. 

"The part of the stage bands In this has 
been to help and support their fellow mem- 
bers of the theatrical profession. We ha*e 
received no benefits from the strike. We 
didn't ask for any. AH we wanted to do was 
to help our fellow members of the theatrical 
profession. . ■ >, ■ , . ' 

"Friday night's meeUng was absolutely the 

*flrst tune that representative committee* from 

both sides had gotten together. As I thought, 



this first fair and open meeting resulted In 
a full settlement. On behalf of the strikers 
Frank Ollmore represented the Equity, Maria 
Dressier the Chorus Equity Association, 
Joseph M. Weber the Musicians' Union and 1,. 
represented the stage _ hands. MUs Lillian 
Russell and Miss Ethel Barrymore were pres- 
ent at the conference on behalf of the Equity.. 
Augustus ThomaB acted as the mediator , , " ■ 

"The strike Is over. I have wired €80 
locals of my union to go back to work. I. 
have ordered all my men here In New York to 
go back to work. As far as we are concerned 
the managers can open any theatre tonight. 
The Equity contract has been accepted, agreed 
to and virtually signed. It recognizes also 
the Chorus Equity Association and makes 
provision for the open shop. 

"As far as moving picture operators were 
concerned they have bad no part in this .. 
strike. I cannot make any statements In re- 
gard to the Fidelity League. Organized labor 
does not ever make a policy ot recognizing an - 
organization that has been formed in oppo- 
sition to one affiliated with labor. As far aa; 
we are concerned the Fidelity League Is a 
private club." 

A. F. L. STATEMENT. ., 

"Announcement that the theatres of New 
York and the country over are to reopen to- 
■ day was received with gratification by the 
Actors' Fidelity League, primarily because 
its members realize ' the sacrifice and suffer- 
ing the prolonged theatrical deadlock Baa 
brought to i hundreds ot men and women who 
were not financially fortified against a period 
ot enforced idleness. 

"The Actors' Fidelity League has ever stood 
out against the 'Closed Shop.' Ono of the 
firmest planks in the agreement so amicably 
reached' Is that the 'Open Shop' policy la to 
prevail. „ , ,j - 

"The Actors' Fidelity League is particularly 
gratified in the knowledge that the contract it 
negotiated with the Protective Managers' As- 
sociation will be recognized by the Produce 
Ing Managers' Association, and the boon this 
contract .carries will be enjoyed by all mem- 
bers of the. profession. • 

"The Actors' Fidelity League is a perma- 
nent organization and Its activities ever shall 
be directed towards safeguarding contracts, 
protecting the rights of its members, and up' 
holding the highest idealB ot the Theatre, the 
Actor and his Art." 



READY MONEY FLOWING FAST. 

(Continued from page 3) 
dale of 1919" (Liberty) : Ziegf eld "Fol- 
lies" (New Amsterdam); "A Voice in 
the Dark" (Republic). 

The cut rate business did not seem 
to swing back into line with the rush 
that was expected) although Tuesday 
night and Wednesday afternoon there 
was a strong demand.- This, however, 
was believed to be principally because 
of the holiday. The cut-rate business 
is all New York "regulars" and the 
out-of-town visitors do not generally 
know of the plan. The latter half of 
the week is looked to as the barometer 
for actual business conditions. 

On the cut rate list Wednesday af- 
.ternoon was included the following at- 
tractions, with orchestra and balcony 
seats available for "Those Who Walk 
r in Darkness" (48th Street) ; "John Fer- 
guson" (Fulton) ; "The Challenge" (Sel- 
wyn) ; while balcony seats alone could 
be had for "A Lonely Romeo" (Ca- 
sino); "Chu Chin Chow" (Century); 
"The Five Million" (Maxine Elliott); 
"At 9.45" (Playhouse) and the Gallo 
Opera Co. (Shubert). 



CHICAGO'S UNION ORDER 
At the headquarters of the LA. T. 
S. E. ip New York Wednesday, it was 
J stated that nothing was. known there 
of the order issued, according to a 
report in Daily VAniBTr. of that day, 
that the stage, hands of Chicago, had 
served notice for all theatre people, 
excepting, managers, to join unions. 

No such order, had been issued from' 
the New York office, it. was said, and, 
the Chicago order must have been a 
local one. ' .">"■ 

The story from Chicago 'follows: 

Chicago, Sept. 9. . 

Union stage hands at the Blackstone beld 
the curtain' Monday 10 minutes, demanding; 
I that the colored front doorman and "white 
stage tender be discharged because they had 
. helped non-union men haul In scenery 'for 
"The Hiring Line." The management pleaded 
24. hours' grace, which was allowed. Both! 
men were discharged today,: .. . : ... . 

The Btage hands have served notice on the- 
atres that -all treasurers and assistants must 
loin the treasurers' union. All ushers must 
join tbe uehors' union. All porters, janitors, 
and In fact, every employe except manager, 
must Join a union' within 10 days, or union 
men will refuse to work. .-.■'.-■ '. ' ■ 

A treasurers' union Is now being organize* 
by A. F. of L. officials. ';_,,, .*'-" 

The Blackstone - management (Tyler) an- 
nounces no Sunday shows all this season. 
George Tyler says the Sunday shows do not 
pay at the Blackstone, but It Is known tha.t 
he is bitter enough to close Sundays, at a loss . 
If necessary, rather than pay extra. 



FRED MeCLOY MEETS PERSHING. 

When the Mayors' Reception Com- 
mittee met General John J. Pershing 
down the bay on ' his return from 
France on the "Leviathan," the only 
theatrical man in the party was Fred 
McCloy, manager of the Columbia. 
r Mr. McCloy was selected because of 
his activities in municipal affairs. As 
General Pershing stepped over the side 
of the official New York boat, "The 
Patrol," McCloy was the first to greet 
'him by hand. McCloy, wearing a large 
Elk's button, was asked by Genjft- 
Persuing what lodge he belonged,.,, 
McCloy, after advising General P« 
shing he belonged to the New York 
Lodge, was told by General Pershing 
he would see him at the No. 1 lodge 
Tuesday night. A reception was given 
General Pershing there, that evening. 

Marty Owens, who was sent abroad 
as [ the official representative of the 
New York police force, was appointed 
as official military aide to General 
Pershing during his stay in New York. 



JEANETTE DUPREE BANKRUPT. 
Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Jeanette Dupree, former Wife of 
Billy Watson (Watson's "Beef Trust'), 
has filed a voluntary petition in bank- 
ruptcy in the Federal courts here. Her 
burlesque tab closed at Milwaukee. - 

uabtS&a were listed at $8,306 and 
assets at $100. Show people are the 
chief creditors. Among them are 
Grace Dale, $26; Frank Irwin, $32.46; 
Babe CHlmore, $14.97; Frank Fox, $36. 
The principal creditor is Edward K. 
Toomey of Providence, with a claim 
•for $1,500. • ' . 

The Knox Hat company is in.with a 
$835 claim for millinery. 



RESIGNATIONS HELD UP. 

The resignations requested of Harry 
C. Jacob, as president, Al. Singer, as 
treasurer, and Dan Dody, as secretary, 
of the Burlesque Club, as a result ot 
a special meeting held last week, have 
nob as yet materialized. 

According to the by-laws of the 
club 14 days' notice had to be served 
before a legal special meeting could 
be held. 

Sept. 23 has been designated for the 
next meeting. 

LEASES GAYETY, MONTREAL. 

Montreal, Sept. 10. 

The Gayety (burlesque), on the Col- 
umbia Circuit has been leased by the 
Columbia Amusement Co, from thf 
Canadian United Circuit. The latter 
circuit leased the house a few years 
ago for 15 years. 

Rudd Hymcka will represent the new 
lessees. 

The house is owned by the A. F. 

Dyinent and J. C. Duffield estate. 

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Chicago, Sept. 10. 
This show bad ]uit broken three records in 
throe weeks on the American wheel, the latest 
being a total of $5,180 at the Englewood last 
week. It opened to probably the biggest Sunday 
In the history of the Haymarket, Word bad 
spread from Englewood it was a humdinger, 
and Englewood la 20 miles from the Haymarket,. 
Baton the curtain went up, the ticket holders 
wen murmuring In the lobby "This is that 
•how." . 

'■;' It la Interesting — even Important— to an- 
alyse what Qualities and particulars about this 
show should make It a consistent pace setter 
m and • send audiences out as advance agents. 
&;".*■'■ The result of witnessing the performance Is a 
conclusion that the "AU Jaxs Heme" It— 
first, a speedy burlesque show of the old type 
modernised ; second. It has a cast of princi- 
pals perfectly balanced for the work and each 
standing up strongly; third, It Is clean and 
witty ; fourth, it Isn't afraid to feature melody 
and harmony; fifth, Irons and Clamage. 

Inns and Clamage, who rose with spectac- 
ular strides thro ugh the primary mates of bur- 
-y. ; league producing, have that, knack. It can't 
jft ha Just dismembered Into detail. Anyone who 
f,p- i knows show business will understand. Their 
shows have a gleam In every nook, life in every 
minute, comparative class in every appolnt- 
"" hunt. And this Is probably the best these 
western chaps have put out. 

Margie Catlin, Lou Powen and the Morette 
Sisters stand forth in this cast Tbey stand 
out and up with plenty of competition from 
:.. below. 

i Miss Catlin would be even a stronger star 
in first wheel shows, granting audiences are 
of higher grade as ' amusement Is of higher 
grade. A perfectly expert burlesque soubret, 
with no affectations beyond her appointed 
mission, she nevertheless has few of the at- 
tributes too often found In this Job. She 
could walk on in a Belasco show and her 
-clothes, her manners, her diction .and her 
deportment would Jar no one. She has beauty 1 
> and petite mannerisms, and a pair of eyes" 
.that crackle with dynamite. The good na- 
tured rough necks made a darling of her, and 
In pert way she got very close to them. 

Powers is a low comic who uses extreme 
makeup, works an Irish dialect and sings 
like a bird. He la legitimate when he lets 
: himself be. In one spot, where be dons an 
Intimate garment of female underwear in view 
of the house, he is unnecessarily raw. That 
whole bit should be killed. Otherwise he was ' 
always funny. His duet with Nadene Grey 
was the outstanding bit of the night, both 
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The Morette Sisters are the busy twin bees 
,fi,of the entertainment These kids are won- 
derful for burlesque because that's the last 
■ : place on earth they should be. They an 
animated enough and they do all that any two 
$??'• •fl' 1 * could do with the parts. But they only 
-begin then. As specialty artistes with brass 
and stringed instruments they crack across 
hit after hit on the same merits that get 
curtain calls In big time vaudeville, and they 
never get lower in their demeanor than the 
most exacting of big time vaudeville could 
demand. Their clothes reek of delicate taste 
and costly materials. They dance, they sing", 
they Jasz, they nnder classics, and always 
they are girlish, alwayB wholesome. Tbey 
an a credit to burlesque, and It is a credit to 
burlesque that Its audiences clamor for more 
of these chic kids every time they show. 
The gowning throughout was no pikers' 
.portion, and the sets were splendid with one 
iiji^jj"-*ptlon, a railway car dnp with a quartette 
','^i»g* a 5«Ju protruding their heads through win- 
igllt s*. • It killed the opening of this act, and 
'WV*hen they came out the dreary and dead- 
^ looking Pullman behind them was no warm 
^picture. A wonderful entrance for them would 
hsJ*& M m fullstage, harmonising Into the final 
chorus of Powers' and Miss Grey's duet, 
"Come on Over Here," which they follow. 

The chorus, with three or four exceptions, 
la not exciting, .though it always worka with 
fluent efficiency. , Other principals who con- 
tribute worthily to the glee are Pat Daly, a» 
Dutch and straight, a first class mechanician 
at his trade ; Pearl Hamilton, a- contortionist 
without the grisly physical features or work- 
ing misdemeanors of a contortionist, and 
Charles Click, a bass who can hoof. The sec- 
ond- half, differing from ' most such shows, 
tops the first part. When the big finale is 
^i..:- over everybody is sorry It's over. LoW. 

PARISIAN FLIRTS. 

The "Parisian Flirts," a,t the Olympic this ' 
week, is operating under the Charlie Robin- 
soft franchise oh the American Burlesque Cir- 
cuit, with Robinson appearing for a abort . 
scene in the opener and continually through 
the burlesque. As a Robinson show, consider- 
ing the past performances of that clever 
comic, this outfit looks entirely unprepared 
for the 4oute assigned to it, carries a weak 
book, mostly made up of "cooked- over" bits, 
and runs strictly to low comedy, which gets 
but a few laughs, and It's established that at 
the Olympic low comedy Is at a premium. 

But the most conspicuous weakness about 
the show is the chorus, and on the American 
circuit the chorus Is the most important de- 
partment to any production. This combina- 
tion of girls la neither good looking, halt 
trained or in fact talented in any direction for 
burlesque. 'Some of them, especially one end 
'■tony," leaned continually toward the vulgar 
and wiggled her way anund with no aim at 
direction. She kept the entire line \ out of 
step and rhythm and tried to "bog" the pro- 
cess until the audience finally "wised" up and 
¥1T4 ber what Is commonly termed the "bird." 
he girls are unevenly matched in size and 
shape, cannot stng or dance and merely fill up 
the stage. They appeared repeatedly in tights, 
they failed to enthuse anyone of the near 
capacity audience Tuesday night. 

The piece is in two distinct sections with a 
'sort of olio between. Then Is little or no 




plot, and what there is of it is never followed 
with any consistency. The principals dive on 
and off, reappearing under different character 
names to run through the laugbleat bits more 
like automotons than comics. 

Sam Bachem la probably considered the sec- 
ond, comedian, offering a Celtic character 
reminiscent of the Fat White type, neither a 
good imitation of an Irishman or a poor' Imita- 
tion of a baboon. His is the type that mocks 
the character rather than represents It His 
dialect Is the chopped brand of 'Mick" that 
has long since been dubbed as extinct 

Opposite Bachem Is Joe Freels, apparently 
one of the old school of chin whiskered Dutch 
comics. Freel rolls hia "It's" and garbles up 
the English language for hla laughs. Between 
the two they work Incessantly, but with no 
returns. Perhaps with a book, even one of 
those old burlesque books that kept the West- 
ern wheel Intact for awhile, they might do 
better. Here they are simply Impossible. 

Andy Martin and Ad Ellsworth are the other 
two male principals, and to Martin goes the 
credit of the show. But Martin earned It in 
his specialty and not through anything he at- 
tempted in the show proper. Martin la a con- 
tortionist of no mean ability and with a barrel 
atunt is "one" he brought the single solid 
band of applause the show registered. Ella- 
worth is the "straight" man, one of the old 
school to all appearances, a fast talker and 
a fast worker, but without material those two 
blessings wen unrewarded. i 

Tim Benson was the "Jack of all characters," ' 
playing five in the first part and two In the 
second. Benson spent most of bis time mak- 
ing changes, coming on for minute speeches 
and disappearing to the confines of his dress- 
ing room to change make-up and clothes. 

May Bernhardt is the featured star in the 
female contingent Miss Bernhardt is pretty. 
well figured, but has been 111 advised on the 
question of wardrobe. She did nicely, and 
carries ber scenes through to success, or at 
least what success such scenes attained. 

Freda Lear and Jerry Fleming helped out 
the female end with principal roles. Miss 
Lehr getting her numbers even better than the 
competitive folk in her division. 

Robinson helped Immeasurably with hla 
specialty, getting a round of laughs on hie 
parodies, but Robinson was shouldering a 
task that seemed Impossible through .the 
handicap imposed through the lack of ma- ■ 
terial and proper help. The show needs 
renovating, needs it bad and until It gets it 
the "Parisian Flirts" will never measure up 
to what the wheel would naturally expect of 
a man as talented in the producing line aa 
Charlie Robinson. * Wynn,- 

NEWS OF THE DAILIES. 

The Blaney Producing Co. will present "The 
Un-Wanted One," by Forrest H. Halsey. 

Ottokar Bartlk, the balletmaster of the 
Metropolitan, returned to New York from 
Europe last week. v 

"Our Foreign Bad Relations," a skit by 
Murray Anderson, has been added to the bill 
at the Greenwich Village. ■' . 

"My Once in a While," a musical comedy, 
will be produced by Sclbllla Enterprises early 
In October. Audrey Balrd has been engaged 
tor a leading role, 

John E. Kellerd will open his season in 
Shakespeare in Salt Lake City, Sept IS, under 
the management of William E. Connor. The 
supporting company numbers 25 people, 

Tony Sarg's marionettes opened a four 
weeks' engagement, at the Little Theatre of the 
Provlncetown Players, 133 Macdougal street 
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weeks' engagement at the Little Theatre, 133 
Macdougal street of the Provlncetown Play- 
ers, Sept 10. * . 

Charles E. Hughes has consented to sot 
upon the Memorial Committee for Actors' Na- 
tional Memorial Day, Dec 6, which winds up 
the intensive nation-wide campaign now being 
waged. • ■ 



Grace Cameron has asked that her marriage 
to Loa C. Connor, broker, be annulled. She 
married blm before her decree of divorce from 
her former husband became final, she says for 
one thing, and declares for another that she 
wishes she hadn't married him at all. 

Samuel Harrakls (Paul Kay), Charles J. 
Muller and J. Morrison Taylor, arrived last 
week in London as representatives of the 
Actors' Equity Association. In order to avoid 
delay in securing passports, the trio shipped as 
third class stewards. 



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The complete scenic production and cos- 
tumes of the English melodrama, "The Luck 
of the Navy," left London for New York Sept. 
8. The play will be presented at the Man- 
hattan O. H„ Oct. 12, by the London Queen's 

Theatre Co. 

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John Oort called three companies for re- 
hearsal Sept. 8. They an "Fiddlers Three," 
which opens in Providence Sept 29; "Glorl- 
anna," to open in Detroit Oct G. and "Flo 
Flo," which will be produced in Cincinnati 
Oct. 5. , 

A strike of reporters . at Bridgeport, Conn., 
has been settled and the men are now back. 
Several weeks ago the ecrlbea formed what 
they called the "Newswriters Equity Associ- 
ation" and walked out. The Herald and. 
Times "recognized" the association, but the 
Post en/I Telegram carried on without re- 
porters. A settlement wes made, however, 
and the half dozen newsmen were given bac. 
their jobs and paid for the time they were 
on strike. 




NEWS OF THE MUSIC MEN. 

Bob Rusaak is with Meyer Cohen, 

Ira Schuster la back In town after several 
week's vacation. 



Herman Scheck Is now assistant professional 
manager tor Harry Von TtUer. 

' Martin Justice U directing Mary Plckford 

in "Polly anna." ..J 

Eddie Boat, formerly Wltmark's, hia Joined 
the staff of Stern's. 



Marguerite Clark and her director, Walter 
Edwards, an coming East to make her sixth 

F. P. L. production. 

Eugene O'Brien will appear in "Melody of 
Youth," written by Ouida Bergen, as one of 

bis forthcoming Selsnlck pictures. 

Eddie Ross, late of the Wltmark forces, li 
now connected with the Jos, W. Stern pro- 
fessional office. 



Jack Bobbins Is in active charge of Maurice 
Richmond's new professional c&ces over 
j antes' drug store. 

Ruth Budd's B. A. Rolf a production, "A 
Scream in the Night" will be released shortly. 
The title has been changed from "Darra." . , 

Maurice Tourneur Is - producing "Treasure 
Island" for the Famous. Jack Holt Wallace 
Beery and Bull Montana will appear in it 

Theodore Eosloff, who recently signed with 
Famous Players/will be directed by Cecil B. 
Do Mille personally. 

Ed Rose, formerly with McCarthy-Fisher, 
has Joined the writing staff of Irving Berlin, 
Inc. 

The Century Play Co. sold the screen 
rights to 'Pen rod" to the Marshal Nell an Pro- 
ductions. The selling price is said to be over 
$20,000. 



David J. Lustlg, an out-or-town newspaper- 
man, has been added to the Fox publicity 
forces, when he will do special exploitation 
work. - i 



Harry Dillon, formerly professional man- 
ager of the T. H. Harms Co., resigned Sept 6 
and assumed the same capacity with Gilbert A 
Frledland. 



Joseph a. Golden has signed with the All- 
good Pictures Corporation to direct Charles 
Hutchinson in a forthcoming serial produc- 
tion. - t ', 

FredV R. Strubel has been given manager- 
ship of Remlok's new Minneapolis branch. 
Max Friedman will be In professional charge 
of the same firm's new Buffalo office. 



Murray Bloom, local professional manager 
for Harry Von Tilzer, will spend the rest of 
this month in Detroit where be is doing duty 
in the Interests of his firm. 

Chas, K. Harris Is publishing the official 
song, "In Mlrzoura," written around Para- 
mount-Artcraft's special production of the 
same name, starring Robert Warwick. 

Will & Davis will direct J. Robert Pauline 
In a forthcoming IS episode serial for the Su- 
preme Pictures, Jne. Violet MacMIUan will 
appear opposite Mr. Pauline. Peggy Shanor 
and Robert J. Locke are In the support 

Kathryn Joyce, formerly head of the Feist 
band and orchestra department la now con- 
nected with the McCarthy & Fisher In a sim- 
ilar capacity. Harry Edelhelt assists Miss 
Joyce. 

The strike at the 'Columbia Phonograph Co. 
factory has been settjed much to the satisfac- 
tion of the local music publishers whose phono- 
graph royalties wen in constant financial 
dangef. 

Famous Players-Lasky acquired the screen 
rights to 'The Great Ruby, ' a Drury Lane 
melodrama, late last week. Augustln Daly 
appeared In it In the States at one time. The 
picture will be released as a Paramount-Art- 
craft special. 

Lucy -Cotton and Wyndham Standing an the 
featured players in Cosmo Hamilton's "The 
Miracle of Love." Robert Z. Leonard Is now 
directing this production at the Blograph 
studios. It will go out under the. Cosmopoli- 
tan trade-mark. 



CAST FOR GAIETIES. 

Ed Wynn, Billy Kent, Hessel, Julia 
Bellmort and Kitty Hart will not be 
in the new c*st of Shubert's "Gaieties." 
The line-up will include' Norah Bayes 
and Irving Fisher, Henry Lewis', 
Georgie Jessel and White and Clay- 
ton, the dancers. x % 



"BEST SHOW IN TOWN" REVIEW 

The review of "The Best Show 
in Town" at the Columbia this 
week will be found in the repro- 
duction of Daily Variets- of Tues- 
day, Sept 9, in" this issue. 



OPENED WITH ONE REHEARSAL 
Baltimore, Sept 10. 
■ ..The Samuel Sbipman play, "First Is 
Last," which was produced here by 
William Harris, opened with the com* 
pany having 'but one rehearsal, 'f he- 
piece, which was originally scheduled 
to be shown 'here three weeks ago, 
was called off in New York on the eve § 
of the dress rehearsal because of the = 
strike. The company laid off for four 
weeks. 

With the settlement of the hostilities 
between the actors and the managers \ 
it was discovered that there was a. 
week open here and the company 
was hastily gathered together in JNew 
York last Monday morning and left : ' 
Monday night after one rehearsal 
The opening here on Tuesday night 
was ragged, but the show will un- 
doubtedly shape up during the week. 

After the 'current week here the 
company leaves to play two nights 
in Stamford and then will be sent to ■■ 
the Marine Elliott, New York. In the 
cast are 1 Hazzard Short;Phoebe -Fos^_ 
ter, Franklyn Ardeil, Kathleen Com- " 
egys, Robert Strange, Mary New- 
combe, Richard Dix, Elsie Bartlett, 
Edward Robinson and James Kearney. 



1OT1RE "GIRL" CO. BACK. 

The entire company that appeared , 
in "Oh, What a .".Girl" prior to strike 
time, is back at rehearsal. The gen- 
eral call sent out for all members of 
the company was not fully answered. 
Yesterday Frankie Fay showed up af- 
ter having been in Chicago. The re- - 
i>ort at the-Shubert office is that the 
company will open next week.. 






"LITTLE WOMEN" IN ENGLAND. 

Jessie Bonstelle, Katherine Cornell 
and Marian De Forest sailed last week 
on the Rochambeau to produce "Little 
Women" in England for William' A 
Brady. Miss bonstelle will direct and 
Miss Cornell, a young Buffalo girl of 
unusual attainment is to Diay tne lead-../ 
mg role. Miss De Forest made the 
dramatization. 

The opening performance will be 
given Uci. 6 in Manchester. 



PRODUCTION ENGAGEMENTS. 

Tom Dingle with "Fiddlers Three," 
replacing Hal Skelly. 

Eva Puck for "Wait A Minute" 
Conn Cort). 

Harold Crane, Chas. Morrison, Geo. 
Leonard, Edward S. Forbes, Matty 
Scanlon, Fay Tunis, Barry Melton, T. 
Jeff Lloyd, Bobby Lorrens, Ed Daw- 
son ("The Dream Girls"). 



SYBIL CARMEN MARRIED. 

Sybil Carmen, who last season ap- 
peared in the Century Grove show, 
was married Monday to Maurice S. 
Revnes at the Community Church. 

The groom was a machine. gun of- 
6cer in the 177th Division and was 
wounded in the foot. He was formerly 
manager of the Princess and is at 
present engaged in handling novels 
and stories for moving picture adapta- 
tion. 



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JUDGMENTS. 

Judgments filed In the County Clerk's office. 
The first named is that of the Judgment debtor, 
the second the Judgment creditor, and the 
amount of Judgment. _.«■«• mo 

Fr an c}8 X. .Bushman and Beverly Bayne; 
National Ban? of Baltimore; $3,413 82. 
«„?XS nge,l21e Weed ? Motor Car Service Co.; 

*508 a 7 m<>nd H,tchcock: H - F - Burdlck et al; 
S40 20 Cooper; Cha '' R -^cooson. Inc.; ' ' 

Harry H. Fraiee ; C. J. Maher, $2,425.23. 

Thomashefaky Theatre Co., Inc. : * Sara- 
sobn et al ; S1,785\&X 

imSS* 1111 P,aye ' W < : k° ulBe Glaum, 82,- 

lot). mm *-..- 

Despre McCoy Davis; White Studios; $72.47. 
Francis X. Bushman,; Acker, M. & C. ; 
$806.83. 
F "ncl» X. Bushman; John Wanamaker. N. 

John F. X. O'Connor; C. Murphy; $114.40. 

Attachment. 

Clara Kimball Young; Film Adv. Service, 
Inc.; $74.47. 



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Helen Goff arrived this week after 
a two-months' tour for the A. E F.- 

Noodlee Pagan and Elsie celebrated 
their 20th wedding anniversary Sept. 7. 

Waldo end Deiroy sail for home 
Sept. 21, after nine months abroad with 
jJheA. E.F. 

Ed Davison has secured the road 

■~ tights to "I Love Yon" and will open 

:the piece iff Stroudsburg, Pa., Sept. 12. 

Gladys Sear* has returned from 
abroad after six months' service as an 
entertainer for the Y. M. C A. 

Nat Kamm, 'musical director at the 

, Royal, returned this week from a four 

£ weeks' vacation. '-..-• .V, • 

r* CI*rk Rots has signed with John 
Cbrt to manage the Eddie ' Leonard 
show, "Roly Poly Eyes.? 

! Bibe Stem, former treasurer at the 
Lexington, will take "Good Morning, 
Judge" on the road for Bob Campbell. 

Mr. and Mrs. Will Newman sailed 
from San Francisco Tuesday on the 
Sonoma for Australia. 

Keith's, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, 
wiU open Sept. 14. Both houses will 
open Sunday matinee daring the en- 
tire season. 

The Amphlon, Brooklyn, has. re- 
opened with a pop vaudeville and pic - 
v tore policy booked by Alex Hanlon 
from the Sbeedy office. 

The Catholic Actors' Guild resumed 
~. regular monthly meetings yesterday 
. (Thursday) in the organization's of- 
fices. Selwyn Theatre Bldg. 

it Loew Circuit has fallen in line 
withA the other local amusement pur- 
veyors and raised its admission scale 
all oftfer New York City and vicinity. 

TU Halsey, Brooklyn, playing pop 
vaudeville, has increased its prices to 
30 cejhts top at night A quarter was 
formerly the high figure. 

Th4 deal by which Kenneth Marvin 
. was p<"hnye acquired houses in Allen- 
townW "Nfcston, Pa., for vaudeville 
has bee'conttlared off. 

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WP» Jfs inintsch, connected with 'tHe 
Leo jf-ct, afu ticket agency, has opened 
an i. some/of his own adjoining the 
Astor^q,tatre. 



predacing business with Willy Pagany, 
the artist 

Harry W. Reiner*, former agent in 
the Putnam building, has resigned his 
position with the Long Island Railroad 
and will re-enter the theatrical busi- 
ness. % ■_.- . :. 

The FlatbusbV Brooklyn, is the only 
B. S. Moss theatre in Greater New 
York now playing vaudeville, the other 
Moss houses playing straight pictures. 
The Flatbush plays two shows a day. 

■' J. R. Bants, representative of the 
Army Entertainment Bureau, will ar- 
rive in New' York from Washington 
shortly to arrange for vaudeville and 
cabaret shows at Panama and on the 
Mexican Border. 

The Strand, Bayonne, N. J., has been 
added to the Amalgamated Agency 
(B. S. Moss), playing six acts of- vaude- 
ville split week three .days each half 
with no Sunday show. Fred Curtis \s 
doing the booking. 

Frank F entile, for the past several 
years assistant musical director of 
Hurtig & Seamon's Theatre,- has been 
appointed director to succeed the va- 
cancy made bv the late Joseph Ali's 
death. .-^ • 

Clara Howard and Hazel Moran re- 
turned from ibroad Monday on the 



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Sam Mann, absent from the vaude- 
ville stajge for the past two years, has 
arranged for a return. He - will pre- 
sent hist former vehicle entitled 'The 
Questiony." 

Alice tiftrady will open in Pater son, 
N. J., SepY 22, in "Forever After," the 
Owen Daws play seen here last sea- 
son. Mi«s Brady will tour the prin- 
cipal cities of the East 

Alfred Head, formerly connected 
with the .New York Herald's dramatic 
department, has been appointed gen- 
e~al prefss representative for David 
Belasco.^'to succeed Wendell Phillips 
D odge, *,Wie resigned to go into the 



Difficult!** in getting baggaga from 
the Grand Central station lead to a 
statement yesterday that transfer .men 
were not guaranteeing delivery under 
a week's time. It is reported that the 
baggage jam at the station is so great 
that 5,000 trunks are at present in the 
mix-up. Lack of system is the alleged 
cause. 

A newly formed theatrical company 
being promoted by ihe sale of stock 
sent out notice to possible purchasers 
some time ago that its stock would 
be increased fifteen dollars a share on 
the fifteenth, but failed to state in the 
prospectus what month was meant 
Two months have passed and pur- 
chasers are welcome at the original 
scale. ,'' 

Addressing the members of the 
American Bar Association' at its an- 
nual convention in ' Boston, Justice 
Charles W. Hoffman proposed a cure 
for the divorce evil by means of a 
family court, to be worked on a basis 
resembling the Juvenile Court, wherein 
constructive methods of- conciliating 
family troubles should be practiced. 
The judge pointed out that there were 
400,000 divorce cases on the calendar 
this year. 

W. B. Bankhead, Congressman from 
Alabama, is at the bedside of his 
daughter, Tallulah Bankhead, the act- 
ress, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, 



iones that if he kept yelling "straw- 
erries". much longer they would be 
out of season. The audience caught 
the error, and it developed into such 
a laugh the pair propose to continue it. 



A "DAEUT VARIETY" M TM$ fAPER 

The "Daily Variety" of September 9th is published in this issue of 
Variety on pages 28 to 31. '"■'*-■ 

• The reproduction is given to allow the readers ef Variety outside New 
York City to obtain an idea of the daily edition. .. 

"Daily Variety" does not circulate for newsstand sals outside New 
York and Chicago. It will be delivered by mail at a yearly subscription 
of $5, domestic; $8, foreign. 

"Daily Variety" will follow the style of the reproduction herewith. It 
succeeded "Variety Bulletin," issued for 24 days and given sway while the 
strike continued. Last Saturday's' "Daily Bulletin" had the strike settle- 
ment story. - A few of the regular New York dailies carried a story of the 
settlement in . their late Saturday morning edition. Tuesday's "Daily 
Variety" was the only paper in New York to have the peace contract 
verbatim. '.-.•'• 

In its news department "Daily Variety" will cover all forms of indoor 
amusements. Variety's correspondents have been instructed to wire all 
important theatrical news matters immediately. It will likewise receive 
daily cables from London and Paris whoa anything of importance the- 
trically occurs in either of those cities. \ 



Princess Matoska, after seven months, 
with the Overseas Entertainment 
Unit. They were the only women on 
the ship which contained 3,000 casuals. 

Josephine Claire (formerly Winches- 
ter and Claire) arrived from France 
Aug. ,23. Miss Claire has been in 
'France nine months as a member of 
one of the units of the "Over There 
Theatre League." 

A complaint to the N. V. A. by Al 
Shayne alleging that Sabini and Good- 
win are doing Shayne's "opening" has 
been decided in favor of Shayne and 
the team notified to remove the ma- 
terial from their act 

Henderson's Coney Island, will close 
for vaudeville Sept. 13. Johnny Collins 
and Carleton Hoagland have leased 
the house for the week following only, 
Mardi Gras. week at the Island, and 
will play 'Yankee Doodle in Berlin" 
and the Mack Sennett's Bathing Girls. 

Backed by a New York Chinese res- 
taurant proprietor and Boston inter- 
ests, a new Chinese magician who, it 
is claimed, will outshine Ching Ling 
Foo, will be brought to this country. 
It is intended to have the Chinaman 
furnish an entire show. 

Dr. Louis Stern, of the Princeton 
hotel, who treated Equity members 
gratis during the strike, has been ap- 
nointed the official A. E. A. physician. 
During the strike he took care of 
ever 100 cases, including two opera- 
Hens. 



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New York, where she is recuperating 
after an operation for appendicitis. 
Her condition, while not critical, is 
not entirely out of danger. Miss 
Bankhead had been playing t^he lead in 
"39 East,", succeeding Constance Bin- 
ney, whom she understudied when the 
theatre was closed through the strike. 

Abner Symmoas brought suit against 
Edward S. Keller and Ellwood F. Bost- 
wick, last week, for an accounting of 
the profits accruing from 'The 13th 
Chair," the road show which they 
jointly owned, Symmons beeag the 
possessor of a one-tenth interest which 
he purchased for $500. Through At- 
torneys Henry J. & Frederick E. Gold- 
smith, he alleges the profits statements 
rendered him are shy a matter of 
$12,000, according to his estimate. No 
answer has been filed as yet. . 

"Poodle" Jonee, of Jones and Syl- 
vester, pulled a nifty at the American 
this week (first half) when his part- 
ner was carried to the roof of the 
theatre by a new elevator boy, after 
asking the boy to take him to the roof, 
meaning the roof stage. The kid car- 
ried Sylvester to the extreme top of 
the building and left him there. Mean- 
while Jones was giving him the cue 
which is staged by Jones leaning out 
the window yelling "Strawberries." 
Jones yelled the cue for two full min- 
utes and finally, after the stage hands 
had searched the entire building, Syl- 
vester was finally located and rushed 
back to the stage. On his way back he 
entered with the announcement to 



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Grace Cameron, the actress, through 
Harry Saks Hechheimer, her attorney, 
has brought suit for annulment of her 
marriage to Lon C. Conner. The 
couple were married in Minnesota in 
December, 1914. The plaintiff alleges 
she had been granted an interlocutory 
decree of divorce from her first hus- 
band, Horace Ken worthy, in May, 
1914, but the final decree was not 
granted her until the summer of 1915, 
over six months after her second mar- 
riage. Miss Cameron charges the de- 
fendant had falsely assured her the 
marriage would be legal. Mr. Conner, 
who is connected witrfL. C Connor & 
Co., stock brokers, has entered no de- 
fense as yet ■'■,-- :;av 
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The father of Johnnie Collins (Keith 
office) who is a detective sergeant on 
the Chicago police force, slipped a 
nifty over on the New York depart- 
ment last week when he procured ex- 
tradition rights for one, Quigley, want- 
ed in Chicago for murder. 

Collins was given permission to ex- 
tradite Quigley, but the la tters' at- 
torneys, Fallon & McGee, procured a 
writ from another judge and decided 
to catch Collins and his prisoner at the 
Grand Central Station. Collins had 
advised, them he intended returning 
over the N. Y. Central. When the de-- 
tective learned of the new writ he took 
his prisoner to the Pennsylvania and 
had him in New Jersey 'once the train 
passed through the tunnel and out of 
the jurisdiction of the writ. . 



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GEN. PERSHING VISITS GAYETY. 

General Pershing and staff; with an 
escort including Mayor Hylan and 
Rodman Wanamaker, attended the per- 
formance of "Lightnin"' at the Gaiety 
Tuesday night as the guest of John 
Golden and Winchell Smith. 

The coming of General Pershing to 
Times square attracted a crowd which 
blocked the sidewalks in front of the 
Gaiety, making traffic impossible be- 
tween 8 o'clock and 8 :45 and after the 
performance. A detail of 20 policemen 
and a corps of bicycle cops finally 
cleared a passageway after much effort. 

The General was wildly cheered when 
he stepped from his auto, the crowd 
in frontof the theatre calling for a 
speech. The curtain was held until 
8:50, awaiting the Pershing party's 
arrival. Once inside the theatre, the 
crowd immediately recognized the dis- 
tinguished guest, who was seated in 
a balcony box, and the orchestra play- 
ed the national anthem, General Persh- 
ing standing at attention. Mor* calls 
for a speech were made, but General 
Pershing responded by bowing. 

After each act the General was ac- 
corded an applause ovation. The 
crowd waited outside of the Gaiety 
until the show was over, having in- 
creased by this time to 15,000, filling 
Times square from 47th street to 42d 
street. A great cheering demonstration 
followed General Pershing's exit from 
the theatre.. 

John Golden invited General Persh- 
ing to see "Lightnin'" three months 
before the General left France, 

For 10 minutes following General 
Pershing's exit from the Gaiety the 
square resembled a presidential elec- 
tion night and New Year's Eve com- 
bined. Men and boys anxious to get a 
glimpse of the General climbed on 
top of trolley cars, and several clam- 
bered on top of the canopy outside 
the Astor Hotel. 

Police Commissioner Enright was in 
charge of the police arrangements, rid- 
ing in the Pershing auto, 

One continuous cheer followed the 
party until it turned off Broadway at 
42d street, General Pershing acknowl- 
edging the receiption by raising his 
hat and bowing. 



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SHOW BUSINESS RESUMING 
OLD TREND AFTER SETTLEMENT 






II Only Friction After Battle Is Feeling Over Position of Actors' 
Fidelity League. All Closed Theatres and Shows 
Reopen. Actors' Equity Association Credited 
With Decided Victory. 



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.The show business is in full swing 
again. It started in immediately with 
the strike stetlement last Friday night. 

' Peace was arranged at the Hotel St. 
Regis that evening, the session be- 
tween managers- and actors ending at 
three Saturday morning. Some of the 
closed shows and theatres reopened 
Saturday night Others reopened in 

•New York and outside commencing 
Monday. 

The conclusion of the strike was 
looked upon as a decided victory for 
the Actors' Equity Association, which 
started it Aug. 27. The strike lasted 
for 30 days, during whicbT*44 or more 
theatres and attractions were stopped. 
Last Friday night Charles C. Shay is- 
sued a general order agajnst all Shu- 
bert theatres and- companies through- 
out the jurisdiction of his union, the 
stage hands. This order was 'revoked 
by the stage hands' president after 
peace was reached. 

.The only feeling' that seemed to 
exist after the strike was the ex- 
pressed, sentiment of some of the A. 
E A. members over. the retention of 
the Actors' Fidelity (League as a body. 
This was claimed to have been re- 
tained by the managers. The Fidelity 
did not enter into the peace contract 
byname. Mass meetings for members 
only were held by the A. E. A. at the 
Lexington theatre New York daily 
during the early part of the wck. The 
peace contract was explained and dis- 
cussed. It was at those meetings the 
Fidelity's position was . questioned. 

The Fidelity held a meeting Tuesday 
at th£ Hotel Astor/ George M. Cohan 
presided and announced he will give 
all of his attention to the Fidelity 
after next Monday. The indications 
have been since the strike ended that 
Mr. Cohan, as stated by hint when as- 
suming the presidency of trre Fidelity 
society, intends to retire as a producer 
or manager. 

The A. E. A. complainers were under 
the impression discrimination would 
be used against them by the produc- 
ing managers in favor of the Fidelity 
members. Managers however, stated 
that would not occur, although making- 
no official announcement to that effect. 
In the news 'report the A. H. Woods 
office is mentioned as having rebuked 
a Fidelity actor who mentioned the 
name of the society in order to secuie 
more ready recognition among a 
group of SO applicants in the office. 
It was A. H. Woods who presented 
each member of '"A Voice in the 
Dark" with a box of cigars or candy 
Saturday night when the play re- 
opened. The gifts were in the dress- 
ing rooms. A -card attached read 
"Welcome Home." Woods' name was 
cheered Sunday at the Lexington 
mass meeting. 

The' A. E. A. gained everything it 
went after in the strike, much more 
in fact than the association first asked 
of the managers. -The chorus girls 
were in the strike settlement. Their 
minimum salary hereafter is $30 in 
New York and $35 on the road. 
The stage hands and musicians were 
rdered back to work with the actors. 
t was reported -from Chicago the 
stage hands there did not want the 
Blackstone to reopen with "On the 
Hiring Line" after the peace pact, but 
were ordered to return. The stage 
hands union headquarters in New York 



refused to aprove of the intended 
move. The Blackstone held the 
"George Tyler show and had opened 
during the strike with non-uniorT ac- 
tors and crew., It had but one set. 

The losses of the strike are esti- 
mated into big figures. Most of the' 
money losses wereon paper, bat the 
strike cost. each side a substantial 
sum. •■»*■ 

The. Broadway theatres reopened 
with the General Pershing arrival aug- 
menting the crowds. ; 



"FOLLIES'" PRESENT RUN. 

Ziegfeld's "Follies," which started 
Wednesday night in conjunction with 
the Amsterdam Roof show, will remain 
in New York until the middle of Oc- 
tober, according to the present sched- 
ule. Seats are on sale for four, weeks 
in advance. 

The show will probably pass the 
Boston date until the end of the sea- 
son, jumping to Philadelphia first and 
reaching Chicago, in time for the an- 
nual, engagement, dated to begin at 
Christmas. 



THREE CONTRACT FORMS. 

It was insisted yesterday that the 
Actors' Fidelity League was left out 
in the cold through the agreement be- 
tween the Producing Managers' Asso- 
ciation and the Actors' Equity Asso- 
ciation. The Fidelity League will have 
the same form of contract given to 
Equity members, the only difference 
being in the matter of arbitration, 
which point is worked out the same in 
both contracts. A third contract form 
is also to be used. It is to be the same 
as the Equity and Fidelity contracts, 
but to be known as independent. 



ILLNESS CAUSES POSTPONEMENT. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 10. 

The audience attending the Majestic 
Sunday night was dismissed and money 
refunded when Byron Beasley was 
forced to retire from the cast suffering 
from bronchial-asthma. Fred Moore 
has been engaged to substitute for 
Beasley pending his illness and entered 
the show the following night. 

Bayard Veiller's "Danger," the new 
niystery play by the author of "With- 
in The Law," is scheduled to open at 
the Majestic next Sunday. The prin- 
cipal roles are entrusted to Lewis 
Stone and Florence Oakley. 



OPERA PRICES GO UP. 

■ Chicago, Sept. 10. 

The Chicago Opera Association an- 
nounced an increase in rates for the 
coming season. The increase averages 
25 per cent, on all tickets. Increased 
cost of labor and materials is ,the 
reason. In spite of the higher rates, 
the association expects a larger de- 
ficit for the' coming season than ever 
before in the history of local opera. 



BOAGTHOMPSON REVUE. 

An intimate revue will be produced 
by Gil Boag and Jimmy Thompson. 
It is to be written by Tommy Gray 
and S. Jay Kaufman. A suitable thea- 
tre is being sought for it. 

Messrs. Boag and Thompsoh are in- 
terested in several of the Broadway 
restaurants that carry an entertain- 
ing attachment. 



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STATEMENT OF FRANCIS WILSON 

There seems to be very little to say about the matter of ■ the settlement 
• between the manage* and the actors except that all is over and that it 
will all result in the managers being better managers and the actors 
better actors, and the public is also going to gain infinitely. 

Anybody who has even a slight acquaintance with the history of 
revolutions — and the recent strike was a revolution, and nothing less, in 
the dramatic world— knows very well that the period of readjustment 
following a revolution is one fraught with a great deal of misunderstand- 
ing, not to say danger. 

There are bound to be people who have misunderstood the situation ; 
people who feel that not enough* has been exacted or granted; people who 
feel that if they had had their way they could have conducted the strike 
a good deal more successfully' than those who have had it especially 
in hand. 

In this contest not all has been gained that many people of oar pro- 
fession would have liked, but it is an incontestable fact that more has. 
been gained than was asked, and that this has been signed, sealed 
and delivered. • . . s 

It is fine to be able to say that nearly all of those who misunderstood, 
or seemed unreasonable as to the result of the settlement have been satis- 
fied and made due acknowledgment thereof. There have been complaints 
that the terms after the prolongation of the strike should have been 
changed and insistence made for addition/ conditions/ To me this would 
have- been a fatal error because it would have turned away the sympathy 
of the public (and I' think that it is incontestable that the' actors had 
from the first the sympathy, of the public), which was largely attracted to 
us by the consistence, as well as the persistence, of our demands, and 
there was never any shifting from the beginning to the end. The keystone 
of our demand was' for recognition, and we got it. This and the other 
demands will greatly benefit the conditions under which fhe actor will 
labor, and, to my thinking, will make for better acting and better manage- 
ment than has ever before prevailed. • . -Z ' '■■ 

Actors will ; have a greater sense of independence because of the oowei 
of their association, which speaks for them, saving. them the necessity of. 
embarrassing personal dispute or contention; and managers, in their 
acknowledgment of the rights of an individual to be represented by 
counsel and the right of the individual to collective representation, have 
brought themselves more closely in harmony with the trend -of modern 
thou eh t. 

That seems to be about all there is to it. 

(Signed) Francis Wilson. 



CONFER OVER SCENIC ARTISTS. 

A conference was held Wednes- 
day afternoon between Ligon Johnson, 
attorney, U. M. P. A. William Darrell, 
business agent United Scenic Artists' 
Association, and Charles C. Shay, presi- 
dent I. A. T. S. E, for the purpose of 
arriving at an agreement with respect 
to members of the U. M. P. A using 
non-union scenery. The United Scenic 
Artists' Association has had a battle 
on for "the past year or so with Gates 
and Morange, Phvsiocs, Dodge and 
'Castle, Lee Lash, N. Y. Studios. Plat- 
zer and Emmons and Unit and Wickes. 

The contention of the scene painters' 
union, affiliated with the A. F. of L., 
is that the above mentioned studios are 
unfair. 

A request has been made that the 
stagehands refuse to handle scenery 
painted by the above "concerns. A re- 
quest has been pending for some time 
with the U. M. P. A. that its members 
refuse to buy scenery from the studios 
designated as "unfair." 

Unless some decision is arrived at 
soon, the United. Scenic Artists, it is 
understood, will appeal to the A F. of 
L. for support, to bring the U. M. P. A. 
into line. 

The matter of the stage hands* sup- 
port is up to the I. A. executive coun- 
cil, and will await the result of con- 
ference. 



ENGAGED FOR "DREAM GIRL" 

Walter Irving and Arthur King have 
in preparation The Dream Girl." Lois 
Meredith may appear in it, among her 
first roles on the speaking stage. 

Fay Tunis will have the prima donna 
ingenue role. Miss Tunis is famous 
as the first vice-president of the chorus 
girls' union, formed during the strike. 

"Jest" Reopening Sept. 22. 
"The Jest," last season's dramatic 
sensation, will reopen the Plymouth 
Sept. 22. This date had been fixed by 
Arthur Hopkins prior to the strike. 

IP TOU DON'T ADVERTISE IN VARTETT- 



ACTORS' MEMORIAL PLANS. 

Now that the strike is over, acton 
and managers have joined hands to 
make a success of the Actors' National 
Memorial campaign. * Actors' National 
Memorial Day will be Dec. 5. In New 
York City, on that day, 53 playhouses 
will give performances for the fund 
The Producing Managers' Committee 
has turned over to Daniel Frohman, 
head of the Actors' Fund, complete 
authority to arrange for these per-.' 
formances. '.'■■• '-. v ."" 

The committee includes the follow- 
ing manager!:: '&.' l .')■ 

Winthrop Ames, David Belasco, Vtfa 
A. Brady, Geo. Broadhurst, Chas. D.^ 
Coburn, Geo. M. Cohan, F. Ray rToni- 
stock, John Cort, Wm. Elliott, A\ L 
Erlanger, H. H. Frazee, Morris i Gest, 
John L. Golden, Arthur Hammer stein, 
Sam H. Harris, Alf. Hayman, Arthur 
Hopkins, Adolph Klauber, Marc Xlav, 
Henry Miller, Oliver Morosco, $wK*i 
G. Peede, Benj. F. Roeder, Henity W. 
Savage, Selwyn-Jfc Company, InCi, J 
J. Shubert, Lee Shubert, Wi'J'ch*'' 
Smith, L. Lawrence Weber, arid A, 
H. Woods. , - ,. £, r: e > . 

William H. Edwards is ^ a ls jan of 
the sub-committee for V* "'Greater, 
O' He proposes to h:t e aQa « rest- 
mfr capacity of the S3 t> • j sold 
out a month before Dec. • 

Mr. Frohman himself ik v .'is to 
spring a few surprises o » K s ; .t/ York 
in the way of sensational stutit adver- 
tising for the forthcoming befnefits. 

HAMMERSTEIN'S QUARTET. 

Arthur Hammerstein w '11 fsend out 
four musical shows befort the end of 
the week, two companies each of 
"Somebody's Sweetheart" iri'd "Some- 
time.** i 

The No. 1 company of '■•• the latter 
show opens with Frank Finney a* 
Springfield, Friday, going- into the 
Shubert, Boston, next weel^.' The first 
t "Somebody Sweetheart" \i company 
opens Thursday in Oevelau'd, remain- 
ing until the end of next \week and 
then going into the GarricV, Chicago. 
'Tumble In" will not be set t out for 
several weeks. ■ 



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EQUITY RANK AND FILE STILL 
IN FEAR OF DISCRIMINATION 



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Signs of Apprehension Over Future Position of Fidelity Also 

Noticeable at Another Secret Equity Meeting Held in 

Lexington Tuesday. Justus Sheffield Explains 

Contract and Tells of $1,000,000 Salary 

Losses Suffered by Actors, Stage 

Hands and Musicians. 



The Actors' Equity Association held 
another secret meeting Tuesday af- , 
ternoon at the Lexington Theatre, at j Friday night, 
which Justus Sheffield presided and lcyal to the 
further explained the basic peace terms > 
and P. M. A. -A. E. A. employment con- ] 
tract to some 1,200 members, most of { 
vhom were at the Lexington on Mon- 



Shay had ordered a country-wide 

wahcout of the Shubert houses last 

Both unions had been 

Equity from start to 

finish, he added, and at no time had 

tried to exert any pressure looking to 

a settlement. — s. 

That there is a marked feeling among n 



REVUE FOR NEW CAPITAL 

One of the most important features 
of the policy of the new Capital the- 
atre, which is due to open Oct. 6, 
will be a revue which will last around 
40 minutes and which will be staged 
by New Way burn. There are also to 
be a group of well-known vaudeville 
acts, and those thus far engaged are 
Walter Scanlon, Pearl Regay, Muriel 
dc Forrest, Bill Crutchfield, while .Bird 
Millman and Lietzel. now with the 
cucus, are to join the revue in No-. 
vember. . 

It is understood that the house will 
show but one feature picture, the rest 
of the show being the revue. The 
settings and effects are said to be on 
a par with the biggest musical shows. 

Prior's Band will also feature the 
Capital. No scale of admission to the 
big feature is yet decided on. :" 



MRS. 0. MOROSCO ASKS DIVORCE. 



Los Angeles, Sept. 10. 
Mrs. Oliver Morosco created a fu- 
day, but who wanted certain points in I Equity members that the Fidelity is a j rore here when she named Selma 
both agreement and 'contract made \ menace to the A. E. A, and will con- Paley in he'r action for a divorce 

tinue to be so was noticeable through '• against the prominent producer. Mrs. 
several queries put regarding the A. \ Morosco claims her husband is en 
F. L. "Isn't it a fact that the Fidelity \ route to this city to hasten the action 
has obtained as good and even better / so that he may wed Miss Paley. 
conditions by the strike than we who j The plaintiff asks that Morosco be 
had to bear the. brunt of the battle f prevented from hypothecating his life 
with its attendant privations?" queried 



clearer. Newspaper men were barred 
by order of the Equity officials. How- 
ever, a full report of the meeting was 
obtained from an authentic source. 

That there is a strong feeling still 
existing among the rank and file of 
the Equity that the managers will dis 



criminate unduly against Equity mem- 1 an Equity member, while the Fidelity 

bers active in the late strike became j was under discussion. Mr. Sheffield's 

evident before the session had pro- l rxpry in effect was, "Yes, temporarily/ 

gressed very far. Judging by the tenor . they (Fidelity) have obtained as. good 

' of the questions put to Mr. Sheffield, ( and better conditions than you." j 
there is also* a large element in the 1 Remarks could be heard throughout 

A. E. A. who are inclined to the be- / the audience at this point that it was 



lief that the Equity should have in- . 
sisted on the closed shop, and likewise 
should have made better provision for 
the replacement of Equity members' 
i who lost their positions through walk- ! 
ing out., 
Mr. Sheffield in explaining this latter 



unfair that the Fidelity should have i 
gained so much, At this juncture a] 
prominent official of the A. E. A. made* j 
his entrance, and after acknowledging 
tee applause accorded him made a i 
speech, to the effect that the Equity j 
should not worry so much about the / 



insurance or disposing of any of his 
properies in which she has an interest. 
This move threatens to tie up Mor- 
osco's plans in a score of ventures. 
The wife also asks a division of the 
Morosco property, valued at $250,000, 
including the Morosco Theatre in this 
city, which is said to be in the wife's 
name. 

Walter Morosco is said to have re- 
fused to ^oin his father and Will re- 
main in pictures, supporting Lew Cody 
at present. 



phase of the situation declared that Fidelity, as many managers thought so j 
in order to have secured better ar- little of the Fidelity that he (the of-- 
rangements, with respect to the A. E. ■ ficial) thought it doubtful whether the/ 
A.'s who lost out by striking, it would 1 Fidelity would remain long in exist- 
bave been necessary to have prolong- j ence. 

ed the strike. This, Mr. Sheffield said Following the meeting, however, the; 
in effect, would have been rather im- i opinion seemed to prevail with many 
practicable, because the stage hands \ members that the Fidelity question had ; 
and musicians were losing salaries in i not, really been answered and that the 
the aggregate at the rate of $120,000 1 Equity had much to fear while it ex- J 
i weekly, and that he and the others/ isted. .-■■~<lT 

concerned in arranging the peace with ' Mr. Sheffield then returned to the 



-the managers did not think it advisable 
-to ask the stage hands and musicians 
"to make too great a sacrifice. At the 
time of settlement the total losses of 
salary weekly of actors, stage hands 
and musicians was about $1,000,000, 
Sheffield said. In support of his con- 
tention that it would not have been 
advisable to have continued the strike 
too long, Sheffield also mentioned the 
high salaried members of the Equity 
who had gone out as a matter of prin- 
ciple, and who had no grievance of 
any importance. Mr. Sheffield specific- 
ally mentioned Eddie Cantor, Van v and 
Schenck and the Dooleys, whb quit the 
Ziegfeld "Follies." None of these had 
Equity contracts when the strike was 
declared, Mr. Sheffield said. In justice 
to actors in this class, Sheffield stated 
in effect, and also in view of the fact 
that some of the managers were in- 
clined to be temperamental, he (Shef- 
field) thought it was best not to insist 
too strongly oh a discrimination clause 
tnat the managers might think too 
elastic and chance a continuance, of 
the strike. * 

. Later during the meeting someone 
. w the audience asked Sheffield"' to 
state definitely for the benefit of a 
certain element in the Equity that the 
stage hands and musicians had not 
told the A. E. A. a week ago to settle 
the strike at once or they (the mu- 
sicians and stage hands) would return 
to work. In answer to this Mr. Shef- 
field made a strong denial that any 
such proposition had ever been put up 
to the Equity by either of the stage 
cu ,0 2? s# . . In supporting his reply Mr. 
Sheffield pointed out that Chjarles C 



matter of discrimination and stated in- 
I ciden tally William A. Brady and A L. 
Erlanger had both declared that they 
I would see to it that no member of the 
j Equity was discriminated against be- 
cause of his A. E. A. affiliation. . 
', Mr. Sheffield mentioned the "Scan- 
: dais" walkout, and said that he had 
| suggested to members of the company 
I tu put the walkout .up to the stage 
1 hands and musicians in the event they 
1 v.ere refused their salaries. 

Other matters touched upon by Shef- 
field were the different contract 
clauses, affecting rehearsals, etc, all 
of which were explained in Monday's 
issue. 
The fact that Ziegfeld, had not with- 



"VICTIMS" OPENS AND DIES. 

Los Angeles, Sept. 10. 

After five weeks of rehearsals, "The 
Victims," a melodrama by David Gaily 
and,Marie Lambert, celebrated its birth 
and death simultaneously at the Mason 
Theatre last night. 

The piece was ridiculed unmercifully 
by local critics, who decided the play 
was bad, the company worse and the 
management still worse, It might 
have been staged as a travesty on the 
old type of blood and thunder "meller" 
but as a straight play it is a possible 
impossibility. 

ASK TWO WEEKS' REHEARSAL 

Los Angeles, Sept. 8. 
The comoany playing at the Bur- 
bank has demanded a fortnight re- 
hearsal of their pieces, the next one 
S being "Stubborn Cinderella." This 
move means that each piece will have 
la two-week run. 

j Hale Nestor has joined the cast at 
j this house. 



COHAN FOR FIDELITY. 

George M. Cohan announced Tues- 
i clay he intended giving his time there- 
drawn his suit against Eddie Cantor \ after to the Actors' Fidelity League, 
was stated by Mr. Sheffield to have \ Commencing next Monday, Mr. Cohan 

continually at the 



been due to a legal technicality. The 
Cantor suit, Sheffield added, would be 
! withdrawn in a day or so. 

Considerable amusement was caused 
i by an Equity member who asked that 
> Mr. Sheffield inform J. J. Shubert the 
I war was over. Asked to state his rea- 
sons, the A. E. A. declared that he had 
been discriminated against by Mr. Shu- 
bert. The Equity member was advised 
to report the Shubert discrimination to 
Mr. Gilmore. To this, reply was made 
that a report of the alleged discrim- 
ination had been ■ made to Gilmore. 
Sheffield then advised that another re- 
port be made to Gillmore. . i 
"What then?" someone asked. "If* 
the matter is not straightened out h] 
will be submitted to arbitration," was ' 

the answer. -_/ 

Prior to the opening of the meeting 
a group of newspaper men represent- 



said, he will be 
League's headquarters. 

The Fidelity has installed a press 
department with accommodations, 
phones and typewriters, for the news- 
paper men. 

ing the "dailies" in New York made 
several futile atempts to gain entrance 
into the Lexington Theatre, but were 
frustrated by "spotters" who were en- 
gaged for that specific purpose. One 
scribe managed to gain entrance into 
the auditorium three times, but was 
recognized by a stage hand and led 
to the sidewalk, politely but firmly each 
time. 

At the stage door two husky guards 
were stationed with orders to permit 
no one entrance without proper cre- 
dentials, and at all side entrances and 
exits similar conditions prevailed. 



FIDELITY HOLDS MEETING. 

The Actors' Fidelity League meeting., 
in the ballroom at the As tor Hotel 
Tuesday, when something over 1,000 
members attended, was the, friend- :' 
liest.of sessions. George M. Cohan 
predicts that $50,000 will be realized: 
at the Fidelity benefit Sept. 28 at the 
Century. -• . ■ • .■,... f. 

Before starting to read the peace 
agreement Mr. Cohan asked, "Are you 
satisfied," and the answer was a loud 
"Yes." Another clause, Mr. Cohan ex- 
plained, also had an understanding; a 
sort of gentleman's agreement which 
he promised to tell about later. He 
then went; into the clauses which pro* . 
vide that no fee is to be paid any 
association for employment. It con-, 
rented' what was stated to be the 
"open shop." But there is no restric- 
tion on a player seeking his own 
agent. , Mr. Cohan then addressed the 
meeting::. . . " . / : v' r : 

: "It doesn't mean anything if they 
call us 'Fidoes' or the 'Yellow League.' 
It doesn't mean anything in our lives." 
(Applause). "There are inconve- 
niences we'll' have to put up with— a 
slur here or a sneer there. But my 
idea is kindness. You know you can 
kill some men with kindness." (Laugh-' 
ter again.) "No, I'm very serious about 
it, ladies and gentlemen. We have 
got a big job on our hands— so have 
they. Now tell me again, are you sat- 
isfied?" At the end of applause and 
.cheers in the positive, some one called 
out, "Long live George Cohan," which 
brought greater cheering. . v 

Alan Dine hart then announced the 
change of date (to Sept. 28) for' the . 
benefit, the committee for which was 
headed by Collier and Holbrook Blinn. . 
The membership committee was also 
announced as consisting of Lester 
Lonergan, Frederick Carr, Jose Ruben 
and Howard Kyle, the latter being an- 
nounced to be elected by the direc- 
tors to a life membership. It was 
stated by Mr. Cohan that' a large mem- 
bership was not sought, but those who 
applied would place application through 
the 'membership committee. <*? 

Holbrook Bhnh announced that his 
company ("The Challenge") was "98 
per cent Fidelity." 

David Warfield stated he would not 
be able to be present at the benefit, 
but would start it off with $1,000. Mr. 
Cohan again addressed the meeting, 
saying; "Now that the strike is over, 
don't let the league die. (Cries of 
Nol'Nol) We fought for the right 
to fulfill our contracts. We want; to 
get back to where we were. You may 
have to walk up to people and shake 
hands and they may not want to shake 
hands with you. ■' But they will some 
day. 

"I want you to have faith in me. I 
will go along with you and for you. I 
will devote all the time and everything 
I have for- only one purpose — to bring 
conditions back to where they were/' 
Mr. Cohan then repeated the English 
call used by the Equity during the 
strike. He called out . smilingly, "Are 
we downhearted?" "No," came back . 
the laughing shout. 

When some one wanted to know 
what to do when people asked if they ■ 
belonged, to the Equity, Cohan re-, 
plied, "Just say, 'I am a Fido, that's 
the kind of a guy I am.*" - 

Alan Dinehart announced that the 
names of those players who took 
places of actors who walked out was 
requested by the P. M. A., as such 
players would receive consideration. 

The meeting was adjourned without 
mention of the date of the next ses- 



sion. 



Contract Form in This Issue. 

The peace contract entered into 
between the Producing Managers' 
Association and Actors'' Equity 
Association is published in full 
in this issue, in the reproduction ' 
of "Daily Cvariehk" of Tuesday, 
Sept. 9. 



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"A Regular Feller," Cort (1st week). 
Had been waiting patiently for the 
strike to effect Its hop-off on Broad- 
way, attained Tuesday night Looks 
like a comedy success. 

-a Lonely Romeo," Casino (12th week). 
One of the last shows to be stooped by 

• .the strike. Opened nicely Monday 
night and wllljstay until road route is 
arranged. _ ' • 

«A Voice la the Dark," Republic (Sd 
week). Is one of the five attractions 
to reopen last Saturday, after having 
been closed for 80 days, the full length 
Of the strike. Is playing to good busi- 
ness. 

"At 0.45," Playhouse (9th week). W. A. 
Brady and others substituting with- 
drew from cast last Saturday and orig- 
inal playera returned with cessation 
of strike. _. . 

«Crlm*on Alibi," Broadhurst (5th week). 
Strong mystery play which resumed 
again Wednesday with the original 
east. Closed 10 days. , _ 

Tellies," Amsterdam (10th week). Re- 
sumed with original cast Wednesday. 
Had been closed since Aug. IS. Will 
remain for at least another month, 
road tour being rearranged. 

"PIT* Million," Marine Elliott (8th wk.). 
One of the original bunch stopped Aug. 
7. Reopened Monday at the Mazine 
Elliott because of Lyric housing a 
picture. Will move to Lyric next 
week. Was closed SO days, 

"Gaieties of 1918," 44th Street (6th wk.). 
Reopened Wednesday after being 
closed for 2&' days. Several east 
changes, Nora Bayes and Henry Lewis 
being featured. __, _ . 

«Kast to West," Astor (44th week). Re- 
sumed Monday to capacity. Has been 
closed 29 days. Will run Indefinitely. 
' "Greenwich Village Follies," Nora Bayes 
(9th week). Moved uptown to the 
44th Street roof Tuesday night. Busi- 
ness very good. 

"John Ferguson," Fulton (16th week). 
One of the quartet of plays not closed 
by strike. Has proflted through condi- 
tions. Another show being readied for 
the house ^ . . ..„*._ 

"Listen Lester," Knickerbocker (30th 

"Llghtnln'," Gaiety (52d week). Will 
complete a years ran this Saturday. 
Reopened Monday to excellent busi- 
ness. Was closed 30 days. 

«La La Lncille," Criterion (14th week). 

Was due to open in Philadelphia this 

week, but repeat date-* here chosen. 

>< Will remain for another week or more. 

* ■•• Originally played at the Henry Miller. 

Was closed Aug. 19. . ^ 

"Monte Crtoto, Jr.," Winter Garden (28th 
week). Resumed Monday and will re- 
main until "The Passing Show" Is 
readied. Regular performance not in- 
tact since the strike started. 

••Hlgfctto Night,' 1 PrlnceaB (1st week). 
Debuted Tuesday night, creating good 
impression. Premiere delayed 30 days 
by strike. 

"Royal Vagabond*" Cohan & Harris (27th . 
week). Reopened Monday night, after 
having been closed since Aug. 16. 
Original cast returned. _ . •-; 

-Ike Would and She Did," Vanderbllt 
(1st week). Has been waiting with 
the others for a premiere. Opened 
Thursday. ' 

"leamdals of 1919," Liberty (14th week). 
Ran along until Aug. 23 before being 
stopped. Reopened Saturday to a sell- 
out. No date for road yet. _ 

"faandal," 39th Street (1st week). The 
Chicago cast will debut here tonight 
(Friday). Charles Cherryand Fran- 
cine Larrlmore starred. Walter Hast 
has sold lower floor to ticket agenoles 
' for six months. 

•Those Who Walk la Darkaess," 48th 
Street (2d week). Reopened Monday, 
after having been closed since Aug. 
16, 'after it had shown three days. 

"The Better >Ote," Booth (47th week). 
With the CoburnB this show reopened 
Monday. Will remain until a new 
Woods show is ready. Was closed 

"The Challenge," Selwyn (6th week). 
Got off to another big start Saturday 
night. Has been closed since Aug. 16. 

Thornton, Globe (1st week). Is In for a 
filler and due for another week. The 
regular attraction for the Globe will 
be "The Marriage Knot" Thurston 
doing very well. 

"Cha Chin Chow," Century (2d week). 
Several weeks of the road tour were 
cancelled and the spectable was re- 
opened last Saturday. Will remain 
thr68 wG©ks. 

"Civilian Clothes," Morosco (6th week). 
Debut tonight (Friday). Reported one 
of the best shows tried out in San 
Francisco by Morosco this summer. la 
still running there In Its twelfth week. 

"Dp from Nowhere," Comedy (1st week). 
Was stopped in Washington last week. 
Opened here Monday night, gaining 
fair reports. 

Gallo Opera Co, Shubert (1st week). 
Will remain for several weeks. Opened 
Monday, a week behind the original 
date. 

"Ziegfeld Nine o'clock." New Amsterdam 
Roof (86th week). Opened Wednesday 
at same time as "Follies." Midnight 



show soon to follow, It being a new 
edition. Was closed Aug. 18. _ 

"Adam and Ere" (Longacre). Was due 
to open Aug. 18, but prevented by 
strike. Now announced to open Sat- 
urday night. 

"Happy Days," Hippodrome (3d week). 
Has been going at a great clip, aided 
somewhat by Times Square being dark. 
Was closed three days by strike, 
Pershing crowds helping. 

-Friendly Enemies," Manhattan (1st 
week). Opened Wednesday night with 
Louis Mann. Has a four weeks' date. 
This is actually the second year in 
New York, the piece having stopped at 
the Hudson after completing 63 weeks, 

"i.namore," Henry Miller (1st week). A 
new Irish comedy. Opened Tuesday. 
Chances in doubt. 

THEATRE TAX REPEAL SOUGHT. 

The 115 members of the Theatre 
Owners' Association have sent tele- 
grams to both California Senators and 
to every representative in Congress 
from this state soliciting their, aid in 
bringing about a repeal of the admis- 
sion, rental and increased seat tax. 

Petitions to the same effect are be- 
ing circulated through every branch 
of the industry. 

THE STRIKE AS A PUT. 

Lynn, Mass., Sept. 10. 

The Lynn Players have in view for 
rehearsal for a trial week a new play 
by Eugenie Campbell, based on the 
actors' strike Miss Campbell com- 
pleted the play before the strike ended. 

The action is in three acts and will 
be produced here sometime during tbis 
month. 

The Lynn Players are a stock group. 

STOCKS OPENING. 

Carroll and Forbes have taken over 
the Warburton, Yonkers, N. Y., and 
will install a stock policy this month. 

T. W. Din kins will install a stock 
company headed by Corse Pay ton at 
the Crescent, Brooklyn, to open Sept. 
IS with "Nothing But The Truth." The 
house formerly played burlesque. 

Charles F. and Harry Clay Bhmey 
have added a new house to their stock 
circuit, the Prospect, Bronx, acquired 
from B. S. Moss. 'The Girl Who Came 
Back" was presented there last week 
with "Eyes of Youth" and "Lilac Time" 
to follow. This stock company includes 
Jack Lorenz, Mildred Florence, Rich- 
ard La Salle, Fred C House, Char- 
lotte Wade Daniels, Roxiana Lansing, 
Jack Ravold, Mary Daniels, Rogers 
Barker, Joseph Geary, Rollo Lloyd, 
Jack Kearney and James R Garey. 

SHOWS IN SAN FRANCISCO. 

Alcazar.— "Young America" (stock) 
with Walter P. Richardson and Belle 
Bennett. 

Casino.— Will King Co. (15th week) 
and A.-H. and W. V. A. Vaudeville. 

Columbia. — Dark. 

Curran.— "Broken Blossoms" picture) 
(3d and final week). 

Majestic— Del Lawrence Stock Co. 

Princess.— Bert Levey Vaudeville. 

VIOLET HEMING ON BROADWAY. 

,r- w tt .Los Angeles, Sept. 10. 

Violet Hemmg has been working 
day and night at Famous Players- 
Lasky studio to complete her work in 
"Everywoman, w \ j the title role of which 
she portrays under George Melford's 
direction. Miss Heming leaves then 
for San Francisco by machine, hoping 
to get a transcontinental train in the 
north that will take her to New York 
to reopen "Three Faces East." She 
says a new company is being recruited. 



THE MIKADO REVIEW. 

A review of the Gallo English 
Opera Co.'s presentation of 
'The Mikado," at the Shubert 
is in Daily VAimmrr, Tuesday, 
Sept. 9, republished in this issue. 



OPPOSITION SINGERS, 

The opposition singers from Italy, 
both advertising concerts at Carnegie 
Hall, brought about some confusion. 
By changing the name of the larger 
organization from the Sistine Choir 
singers to the Vatican Choirs the two 
organizations are defined The Vati- 
can Choir consists of 70 male voices 
and is the original group of papal 
singers booked here. They will give 
their concert next Tuesday. 

The other organization, which will 
hold forth Sunday, is a quartet, now 
called the Sistine Chapel soloists. The 
latter are legitimately connected, al- 
though not so illustrious as some of 
the Vatican group which is touring 
under authorization from Rome. The 
quartet claims the same authoriza- 
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AUTHORS' HOLDING RIGHTS. 

The Authors' League of America is 
considering drafting a contract where- 
by, the picture rights to the writer's 
stories will be vested in the author 
himself and not in the manager. 



PROVIDENCE SET. 

Providence, R I., Sept. 10. 

With the Actors' Equity strike in 
New York and the plumbers' strike in 
this city ended, both on the same day, 
the three legitimate houses are now 
planning for openings. 

The Shubert Majestic will open 
Sept. 22 with David Warfield in^The 
Auctioneer." ' - 

The Providence opera house is to 
open Sept. 15 with "Experience." 

The Mayflower, the Erlanger house, 
will open soon now that the plumbers' 
strike here is over, the date not yet 
having been set 



TAKING. OUT "LET'S GO." 
John M. Sheesley is to put out "Let's 
Go" a two act musical comedy in 
which he will star Gertrude Hutche- 
son. 

Sheesley is a former carnival mana- 
ger and known in the territory sur- 
rounding Pittsburgh. The company 
will play the middle west. 



AFTER TOM POWERS. 

Flo Ziegfeld, Jr., and Comstock & 
Gest have been burning up the cables 
between here and London in an 
attempt to secure the return here of 
Tom Powers. 

Ziegfeld wants him as leading man 
for Billie Burke in her new play, 
"Caesar's Wife"; while Comstock & 
Gest want him for a new musical at- 
traction. 



"Gold Diggers'" Data Set. 

•The Gold Diggers," the only David 
Belasco show anywhere near ready 
will reopen the Lyceum Sept. 30. 

There has been a change of plan 
regarding reopening "Dark Rosalene" 
and "Daddies" here, although the for- 
mer may go back into the Belasco un- 
til a decision on "Over 'the Hills" is 
made. ' 

"Daddies" will go on tour. 

Ardell Not in "First Is Last." 

When the William Harris produc- 
tion of "First Is Last" opened ip Balti- 
more Tuesday, Franklyn Ardell will 
not be a member of the cast 

There was an attempt made by the 
William Harris office to reach" him 
after the strike had been declared off 
but he could not be found. 



DEATHS. 

Max Steinle. 
Max Steinle died Sept. 5 of tuber- 
culosis at a sanatarium at Oakland, Cal. 
He was popular on the Coast as a 
comedian and had appeared with Kolb 
and Dill. The deceased at one time was 
president of the T. M. A A widow 
survives, professionally known ai Mat- 
tie Hyde. 



KITTY GORDON'S PUT. 

"Love for Sale" is the new musical 
lay featuring Kitty Gordon and Jack 
"ilson, to be produced by Joseph 

Gaites. It is to be ready for premiere 

late this month. 
Beatrice Beresford, Miss Gordon's 

daughter, will be in the piece and is.. 

to' offer a dance specialty. 
The show is by Will Johnson and 

Jos. Anderson. 

FARCE WRITTEN FOR "SINGLE." 

San Francisco, Sept 10. 

Thomas O'Day has about completed' 
arrangements for the organization of 
a company to produce a farce comedy 
with music written by Elmer Harris. 

The book was especially written for. 
a big time vaudeville "single woman," ' 
who will be featured in the piece 
which is expected to open some time 
next month. 





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SHOWS FOR CRITERION. 

The Criterion, which reopened Mon- 
day, with "La La Lucille, has been 
completely- renovated, the new ivory. 
decorations adding much improvement 
to the interior. 

The house passed from control of 
John K. Hackett to the K. & E. office 
at the end of last season. "Lucille," 
although announced for one week, will 
remain over, for next week and the 
engagement possibly extended beyond 
that time. "Sunrise," the new Smith 
ard Golden show, was to have reopened 
the Criterion and the production was 
already in the house when the "Lu- 
cille" date was made 



ASKING COHAN TO RETURN. 

Friday (Sept 12) a committee of 
six Friars will wait on George M. Co- 
han and request that he withdraw his 
resignation and return to the club as ' 
Abbott The committee will be com- 
posed of his personal friends and will 
include Albert Spalding, William J. 
Brady and possibly Sam Harris, his 
business partner. 

Provided Mr. Cohan decides to re- 
turn, a dinner will be arranged in his 
honor, at the Hotel Astor. 

The day following his resignation 
fiom the club about 30 Friars marched 
to the Cohan & Harris Theatre and 
addressed him on the stage, asking him 
,to come back, but Mr. Cohan refused 
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•PRINCE" REOPENING. 

■ "A Prince There Was," one of the-: 
first shows affected by the strike in- 
Chicago, will remain East, the produc-~ 
tion having been brought back. The 
Chicago run had been practically com- 
pleted when the walkout occurred 

"The Prince" will open at the Stan- 
dard next week, then goes to Boston. 



Successor to "Up in the» Air." 
Los Angeles, Sept 10. 
Michael Corper, manager of the Ma- 
jestic, producing stock with Lewis S. 
Stone, is writing a successor to "Up 
in the Air," which went up the "flu" 
during the epidemic. The new musical 
comedy is called "Fanny the Fone 
Fiend," and is best described as being 
in sixty-four legs and a shiver. It will 
be produced here in the fall. 



Maddock Show Opening. 
"Nothing But Love" the new Charles 
B. Maddock production in which An- 
drew Toombs is being starred is to 
open in Newark for one performance 
Saturday, playing Washington next 
week. 



Hast Engages Terry and Lambert 

Walter Hast's production, "Eve Of 
The Man" will go into rehearsal next 
week. The leading juvenile roles will 
be played by Lambert and Terry, the 
latter having postponed their vaude- 
ville route to England until next April. 



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Dm Brackett. . . .t . Ernest Glendlnnlng 

♦barlle Winter... Everett Butterfleld 

> "Butch" Hawkins... — Dudley CtemenU 

Cyrus Pond • .. .James ' Bradbury 

Everett Davis. ...........'.... .Albert Bushee 

Joseph Brackett.. l; Edwin Holt 

Milton Cross .Charles Abbott 

Leslie Purvls......f....'.... Roy Gordon 

Vinton .....:.., .George Cukor 

Bessie Winter t Miriam Sears 

locelyn Cross.... Margaret Greene 

Emella Vsndergrltt. . Chralotte Granville 

Mandy .....•..^.'•.••- Kittle O'Connor 

New York is said to have 100,000 pleasure 
cars. Driving; down FJfth avenue any after- 
noon a stranger would estimate three or four 
millions. And .the trucks 1 Then the taxis! 
Besides the delivery wagons! All gas led. 
There are. more autos than chauffeurs, Just 
as there are more street cars than motormen. 
Which may be the reason Why so many own- 
ers drive machine's, or it may be, as Ernest 
Glendlnnlng remarked, In the "A Regular Fel- 
ler" opening at the Cort Sept. 0, that It Is 
the thrill of being at the wheel that makes 
the other wheels go 'round. • 

Which being, and if so, then the Charles 
Emerson Cook farce by Mark Swan Is a walk-, 
away. People who know autos must see thL- 
funny play. The management might adver- 
tise, "If you run an auto you ought to see 
- <a Regular Feller.'" (That's so much small 
•'.'time that probably George Davis will cop it 

wben playing Camden next.) 

' - The story is the . least of the Swan farce, 

' i '. but not so with the dialog that holds many a 

• tough, written In a self starting style. The 

' piece runs to auto lingo almost entirely. Any 

road driver will snicker himself Into hay 

fever when hearing the directions given to 

make a detour. At another time one 'of the 

characters said another didn't know enough to 

get Into bed without a road map. 

Mr. Glendlnnlng, % player of Individuality 
who combines an unusual streak of sincerity 
with humor in his work, is the cast-off son 
of a wealthy tire manufacturer. Everett But- 
terfleld Is a poor but lovelorn and hard pressed - 
young man for money and' a wife. As Charlie 
■Winter, Mr. Butterfleld, Isolated at Green- 
point, L. I., in a garage has patented a non- 
puncturable tire. That's right In the first act, 
in the garage, where Butch Hawkins (Dud- 
ley Clements) says if a Roamer ever passed 
tfie door, the town would expire from ex- 
citement. In the garage is a "bus" that looks 
like a one-lunger of '98. Butch has been re- 
ducing trying to crank it. Dan Brackett 
(Mr. Glendlnnlng) hops along, driving his 
father to New York. Dan sees that wreck in 
the garage, starts working on it, angers his 
father and the old man tells the son to make 
a living for himself. The father wanted Dan 
to go In bis tire business. Then the plot 
spreads and dovetails, from tires to love, to 
sweethearts and sweeties, to romance and 
mellerdrammer and then to the finish, with 
.the- son besting the father, winning his girl, 
nutting over the neverbust shoe and onding 
a four-act play with the final act one of lt3 
best * 

Another of the best acts was the first, 
•with the second skidding Just a bit, but the 
third ran into high with its scenic features. 
Three scenes in the third act. The second 
showed two cars making for the main road, 
; • both taking a detour. One went around and 
i over the hills whilst the other* took a short 
-. cut, the short cutter being the "bus." but 
meeting the other (and it was a Roamer) at 
a fork. Following was a moving picture film 
with the "bus" speeding to New York, away 
from Long Island and Greenpolnt. 
'■: ' • , The cast with an exception is an ideal one 
'« for this type of entertainment. JJr. Glen- 
dlnnlng as the title carrier looks and plays 
the son as though brought up on it. For a 
strong comedy punch James Bradbury as 
Cyrus Pond, one of Greenpoint's relics, kept 
grabbing off laughs until he Just walked away 
with the show in that particular. His role Is 
a meaty one and Mr. Bradbury helped it along. 
Charlotte Granville did a nice show and 
Kittle O'Connor, with pantomime only at- 
tracted attention. Mr. Clements caught many 
a laugh but Roy Gordon kept missing. 

The Cort Is close to the Intimate sort of 
theatre, making it easy for this play. If all 
the auto fans go to see It, It will be at the 
Cort for a long while. It should be. for 'A 
Regular Feller' p at $2 Is what Tate's "Motor- 
ing" has been to vaudeville. Sims. 

UP FROM NOWHERE. 

George Washington Silver. . . . . .Norman Trevor 

• George \ ( Frederick Howard 

Georglanna It... „vim— „ } Olive Murray 
Mirths f Hl * chndren l Leotta Miller 
Etta • / ' Margalo Glllmore 

Llnskl, his secretory George Caasalberry 

8ato, his valet •&£••£■£ 

Captain Hercules Penny Cecil Yapp 

Mrs. William Grenoble Bomerset. .Grace Reals 

Frederic Valentine, her brother. Clarence Bellar 

' Edith, bis daughter Ann Andrews 

The first new play of the season of 1019 
' A. 8. (meaning "after strike") was presented 
by John D. Williams st the Comedy theatre 
on Monday Bight It is a tour act play of 
American life entitled "Up From Nowhere," 
by Booth Tartlngton and Harry Loon Wilson. 
The reception of the first night audience was 
extremely hearty and the piece looks, as though 
.it would do business enough to warrant its 
stay on Broadway for at least three months. 

The authors have chosen as tholr themo the 
story of the "new American," a man who, 
without knowledge of his parentage, a child 
of the streets, who has fought his way to the 
top of the financial ladder. First a dock rat, 
then a sailor, then a merchant prince. He 
has reared a family of three daughters and a 
son. Educated them to the 'eenth degree, 
and they in turn have found it difficult to live 



■ down their father in the social circle in which 
they move. Finally the son manages to crash 
Into real society. He has met THE) Valentines, 

' old Knickerbocker stock, who were part of New 
York when Broadway was only two blocks long, 
and who helped to lay out the street as it 
moved further north. Of course, the Valentines 
have naught but a natne, the dollars of the 

• family having long since slipped into the 
pockets of the "new Americana." But to the 
son, who has long felt his lack of "family," a 
marriage with the .daughter of the Valentine 
house would be Just about the thing. When 
he Invites the Valentines to his home, it Is with 
an idea that they shall have sn opportunity 
to size up bis dad and pass on him. He tells 
dad of his plans and then father tries to con- 
vince the boy that it is the money, that they 
are after. Finally in an effort to prove It he 
decides to make love to the girl Just to prove 
to his own offspring that he was about to be 
made a goat of. But father falls into his own 
trap and instead of the son getting a wife, 
father marries the girl and there Is a step- 
mother added to the menage. 

The story is well told, and although a little 
talky at the opening of the first act, it speeds 
up to such an extent that the first act is as 
good as any in the play. There is a wonderful 
amount of comedy woven into the tale and this 

"holds the audience, even though it is' all carried 
by a single character. The Interest is held 
right up to the final curtain, although there 
was hardly any doubt as to the outcome of the 
play after the second act 
, The individual hit honors of the piece must 
go to Cecil Yapp In the role of an old retired 
sea captain who makes his home with the 
Silver family, because the now wealthy captain 
of finance was once first mate to the old mar- 
iner. His role holds all the comedy relief of 
the play and the manner in which be handled 
It was delightful. Next, Mr. Trevor gave a 
really clever performance as Silver, Sr., who, 
not knowing what his first name was, lifted 
George Washington from a volume of history. 
Ann Andrews, in the role of Edith Valentine, 
was delightful. She looked charming and gave 
a remarkably adequate performance of a role 
that called for a great many twists. Margola 
' Glllmore, in an Ingenious role, stood out over 
the other women In the cast. Olive Murray and 
Leotta Miller played two elder sisters to Miss 
Glllmore.- Grace Reals, a- a grands dame, 

. managed very well in two brief scenes. 

i Frederick Howard played the role of Silver, 
Jr., a part that was difficult in the extreme and 
without any seeming reward for the work done. 
•George Cassel berry, who was suffering from 
a boil, played a secretary who had socialistic 
Ideas, getting a fair return. Clarence Bellalr, 
in a character role, and Sato, a Japanese valet, 

v completed the cast. 

The piece has two sets for the four acts, 
the first and last act being the office of the 
financier In his summer home, while the second 
and third were a living room. The latter was 
very handsome. " Fred, 

LUSMORL 

Elthne..,-.. Eva Le Galllenne 

Mother Weir .Beth Fox 

Taman Weir....* .....John McFarlane 

Lusmore_ Grace Heyer 

Mai OFlynn..........v.......John Hamilton 

Big Dermac Malone.... .....John Todd 

Daragh Murray .-.-..'.William H. Malone 

Widow' Nl Leary Elsa Sheridan 

Una O'Brien........ Mary Stephens 

Ellen of the Grey Locks Louise Poe 

Brother Bertram ....John Todd 

Brother Michel. Richard Wallace 

TrincesB Oireln....-/ Reglna Wallace 

Lady Mergreadh.....* Mary Vinson 

Lady Murrlan. Louise Poe 

Lady qathleen Elsa Sheridan 

Wounded Knight. ....... .Edwin Strawbrldge 

Hugh De Lacy William H. Sams 

Aide. ..............Richard Wallace 

Soldier .William H. Malone 

Fairy Queen ....Mary Stephens 

"Lusmore," presented at the Henry Miller 
Sept. 9, is by Rita Oloott and Grace Heyer, 
and suffers not only from the fact that neither 
of these ladies has the gift of poesy, but 
also from the Interpretation given the leading 
role by Miss Heyer herself. It is simple Jus- 
tice to say that Mlas Heyer tried very bard, 
ana) at times was appealing in an amateurish 
way, but the truth is that even a very ac- 
complished actor would have failed to put over 
stuff that lacked, somehow, that true inspira- 
tion' which alone could have made this a. worth 
while produot. 

An accomplished actress tried and almost 
succeeded In realizing a last act climax of 
some i value. Almost — not quite. Eva Le 
Galltonne, her face like a miniature, her every 
pose fa sucessfully studied effect, lent the play 
its one touch of distinction, but even she 
could not lend it enough to make this at- 
tempt ' to create another Pollyanna all to- 
gether, a success. Excepting her, moreover, 
tbe cast was mostly inadequate to the demands 
made upon It. At one point, a young man with a 
lisp rosing as a wounded knlgbt of great 
valor drew so many snickers from the house 
that tbe production ' then and there flopped. 
Even Miss Le Galllenne and Reglna Wallace, 
who mtlde a statuesque and attractive prin- 
cess, could net save it. 

"Woe is me" and "alas, alas," are tbe pre- 
vailing notes' of the opening act. Lusmore 
Is a hunch-backed youth with a cruel step- 
father, but the gods set out to make things 
even up. Lusmore is relieved of his hump 
by the fairies, and becomes a brave soldier of 
the king. Like Pollyanna, of blessed mem- 
ory, he still sheds gladness wherever he passes, 
and when his day of retribution comes be for- 
gives everybody, but this is not enough to 
make a good play. To make a good play you 
need an author sufficiently gifted to make such 
stuff seem , real, however much the realists 
sneer. To this task Mrs. Olcott and Miss 
Heyer were* not equal. Leed. 



NIGHTIE NIGHT. 

Porter George W. Pierpont 

Trlxle Lorraine. Susauine Wllla 

Billy Moffat .Francis Byrne 

Dr. Bentley Cyril Raymond 

Ernestine Dare Marie Chambers 

Mollle Moffat .Dorothy Mortimer 

Phillip Burton.! ....)..-,. .Grant Mills 

Norah ....Ruby Craven 

Jlmmle Blythe.... Malcolm Duncan 

Adolph Klauber bowed to Broadway as a 
producer Tuesday night when be showed 
"Nightie Night"- at the Princess. The show 
had been overdue more than a month, be- 
cause of tbe actors strike having stopped the 
original premiere set , for Aug. 7, a now 
famous date around Times square. 

Wben the piece tried out at a Jersey re- 
sort the advance reports were excellent. The 
first night here Indicated that the Imprensiori 
was not extravagant/ for "Nightie Night" 
looks like good farce. It isn't, s bedroom 
farce as tbe title suggests, but a lady attired 
in a "nightie nightie." has a whole lot to do 
with the action. The show has fairly good 
. laughs, while the climaxes of the first and 
second of the three acts are cleverly built up. 

There Is a prolog, a scene In a section of 
a Pullman car on the way from Washington 
to New York. Here Trlxle Lorraine, a former 
actress, rune across sn old flame, Billy 
Moffat, who Is Abe victim of circumstances 
and around whom the whole farce structure Is 
framed. While necessary to advance explana- 
tions the prolog drags, 

Trlxle explains to Billy that she had been 
married only three hours before to Jlmmle 
Blythe, her sweetheart of seven years ago, 
Just returned from South America, where he 
had amassed quite s bundle of money. Her 
meeting with Jlmmle had been so sudden and 
their marriage so quickly accomplished after- 
the meeting that she hadn't time to explain 
about a former marriage. Bo, she explains to 
Billy, when they had returned to their hotel 
she had told him about that 'first hubby who 
was not dead, but Jlmmle had become so in- 
censed that he took the air, and she: leaving 
a note, had hopped tbe train for New York. 
She felt that if Jlmmle had flown off the 
handle at the mention of a past husband, 
he might go further when he learned that 
she had a little son named Freddie. 

It Is those circumstances that supply the 
farcical food. Billy's wife of a year, Mollle, 
has been ever jealous of Trixie. Jlmmle 
vamps, in from 'Washington to ask Billy to 
help him find his wife. He hears about the 
girl Trixie, but never knows it is his bride, 
because she had given her former maiden 
name of Angeline Bailey when they got the 
marriage certificate. 

Trlxle gets Into Jlmmie's home picture by 
renting his apartment for a month, since it is 
to be vacant that long, and she manages to re- 
main overnight, not knowing that the couple, 
. who are going to the coast/ the next day, are 
Jlmmle and Mollle. The latter being out to 
the theatre, Mottle's kid brother fixes the whole 
thing • up. But Trixie Is discovered sans 
dress, she having sent it out to the tailor's, 
and thus poor Trix Is forced to scamper about 
half dressed, which loads Billy's troubles to 
the hilt. Little Freddie figures, but doesn't . 
appear in person. The circumstantial evi- 
dence Is proved all wrong, and everybody is 
happy, as In all farces. * j. 

Francis Byrne as Billy has the hardest work 
^ to do, and he is really a troubled husband. 
Malcolm Duncan, the "South American nut," 
who won't believe things and quicker than the 
pretty Dorothy Mortimer as Mollle halves tbe 
male honors with Mr. Byrne. Susanne Wills 
as Trixie is the feminine lead. Marie Cham- 
bers bandies the other principal role. 

Mr. Klauber Is a former New York re- 
. viewer, leaving that post to enter the office 
of the Selwyss some years ago. The latter 
are reported interested in "Nightie Night," 
though the program credits only Mr. Klauber, 
The authors are Martha M. Stanley and 
Adelaide Mathews, neither of whom is known. 
The farce shows skill in construction, which 
may substantiate the rumor that -Jane Cowl 
had a hand in its making. Miss Cowl in 
private life is Mrs. Klauber. llee. 

THURSTOW. 

Thurston, the Magician, is refuting the' 
prophecies of some, of the wise ones who said 
that magio was all Tight in the "sticks," but 
It couldn't be sold at Broadway prices to 
Broadway audiences. 

Thurston is packing them In nightly at the 
Globe, and although his four-week stay will 
be curtailed two weeks by the Equity strike, 
he could remain for quite a spell. ; 

The show entertains from the rise of the 
curtain, and were it not for the necessity of 
employing a small army of "shllls" for comedy 
purposes and to protect one or two of the 
mysteries, there wouldn't be a dull moment. 

Nearly every illusion is prefaced by a re- 

?uest for a committee, and the "shllls" run 
rom small boys and a small girl all the 
way up the line to tbe more matured variety. 
But Thurston is a corking -showman and 
probably the best magician In captivity. He 
opens hla entertainment with excellent palm- 
ing, followed by the gold fish bowl trick. The 
"Rooster's Head," a corking Illusion, follows. 
A rooster and a duck are apparently beheaded 
and the bodlOB placed in a box, the inevitable 
pistol shot follows and the birds reappear In 
another box on the opposite side of the stage, 
but the heads are switched, the rooster appear- 
ing with the duck head and vice versa. 

Another illusion called "The Levltation of 
Princess Karnac," a hypnotic miracle with the 
subject placed on a couch and then raised In 
mid-aid, is one of Thurston'! best. A com- 
mittee of 20 is allowed on the stage, though 




only two (apparently "shllls") may approach. 
Hoops are passed around her and then given 
tbe audience for inspection. The committee 
Is herded over .on one side of tbe stage, but 
the mystery looked very real from the front. 
Probably the best stunt of the evening is the 
aerial fishing, with. Thurston scooping live 
pigeons out of the air In what looked like a 
common fish net on a pole. 

Fart two of his entertainment consists of 
"Spirit Paintings," Two clean canvasses are 
examined, then placed in a frame with a light 
shining through a painting; a painting fades 
Into view, and upon examination proves to be 
a real oil painting. This Is the trick Henry 
CUve brought from England some years ago 
and was called "Dr. Wllmar's Spirit Paint- 
ings." 

Next, an original effect was produced by 
using tbe old spirit cabinet method, ringing 
bells playing tambourines, and showing the 
shrouded form of a woman flanked by two 
skeleton faces. Comedy la. derived by the 
assumed fear of some "ah lit" committeemen.' 

Part three opens with the "Glass Trunk." 
It Is filled with water and a girl Is placed 
in a cage adjoining. A second later she ap- 
pears In the "Glass Trunk." 

Next la tbe mystery, "Oh," an Illusion In 
which paper frajnes are mounted on an -easel 
and the magician breaks the paper producing 
a rabbit and a woman. 

Then followed three -substitutions, the best 
of which wss "The Triple Mystery," similar 
in effect to Keller's "Fly To." It Is a corking 
Illusion and mystified all but the Initiated. 

Tbe closing trick Is "The. Mystery otrthe 
Water Fountains.'! a vast improvement, as 
Thurston does It, over the Japanese water* 
trick, featured in vaudeville by Ten Ichi for 
some seasons, i AH the assistants are utilized, 
and Thurston, manipulates tbe streams of 
water in a masterly manner. It Is backed by 
a beautiful set of oriental design and makes, 
a great closer. ,-..; Ooa. '■ 

DOUBLE HARNESS. 

! Washington, D. C, Sept 10. . 

Zachariah Jones "r. . . .Charles Dow Clark 

Fanny . ....'.:;..:.., ...".Minnie Mllns 

Waldemar Tlmms. ......... ....Edgar Nelson 

Ephralm Tucker. .Sam Edwards 

Merlon ........................ .Betty Alden 

Jack Harrington. ■.. ........John Junior 

Tommy Lee.. ................. .Howard Sloat 

Mabel Blaney. ......... ,V ... . .Ruth Donnelly 

Chick Williams. ............. John Hendricks 

Tobias Tlmms. ...............Frank McGlynn 

Man In Room 18. ........... .Robert McCleary 

Sadie ...........,../........;iHelen Currte 

-A remarkable cast in a remarkable play, the 
play being remarkable from the standpoint of 
the fact that It was ever produced! It la c 
rural comedy without the "punch'* of ''Turn to 
the Right", and with palapable Interjection 
of comedy lines that do not fit the situations 
at all, and the plot le really 'no plot at all. 

The first-night audience, however, were in- 
clined to he Indulgent and many laughs greeted 
the performance, due mostly to the excellent 
work of the cast. First honors must be divided 
between Cherles Dow Clark, in one of his 
typical "fresh" rube roles, and Sam Edwards, 
as the owner of the Big T Saddle Works of 
Tukertown. The performance of Dr. Dow as 
the town sheriff, champion pitcher of the base- 
ball team, porter of the hotel and general 
repair man of the town, who always had to. 
borrow tools to do bis work. His methods, 
although of a burlesque type, brought many 
laughs. • , .;-.- 

Sam Edwards, 'aa the father of the heroine, 
-la a wonderful type. A word must be said 
here of tbe types chosen by Joseph Klaw, son 
of the famous K., of K, and E. ; they are all 
true; not a wig Is used in the entire cast, 
and when one remembers that It Is a rural 
drama a word of praise must be given to 
the man who chose the cast. 

"Double Harness," briefly, is the tale of a 
young picture scenario welter who comes to 
Tuckertown to secure the use of one of the 
saddle factories for scenes in his latest film 
creation. Naturally, there Is a pretty, village 
maiden, giving tbe opportunity for the under- 
lying romance. There is a sheriff also, who 
incidentally Is one of the most amusing typeB 
brought out in many years. The efforts of the 
two rival saddle-makers to keep going, both on 
the verge of failure, until; unbeknown to each 
other, they receive reconstruction orders from 
the Government, and. after the receipt of the 
orders their efforts to buy each other out give 
the youthful moving picture man his oppor- 
tunity, they both trying to got him to buy the 
other factory for them. He gets a fake option 
from Ephraim Tucker to use as bait in securing 
the other factory; when he goes to use bis 
bait, the Tlmms factory owner, excellently 
played by Frank McGlynn, he gets from Tlmms 
the .samp sort of .bait to capture the Tucker 
factory, t. The" movie man makes a flying trip 
. to Columbus, incorporates his own company, 
using tbe money of the two owners, and then- 
brings thorn together as tbe two vice-presidents 
of the. new combine. 

Monday's performance was marred by the 
shaklness of tho cast as to lines,, but this, no 
doubt, now that the opening performance has 
been safely passed over, will be eliminated. 
Betty Alden, as the heroine, Is the only one 
that could possibly be open to criticism In the 
entire cost. She possesses much personal 
charm, but Just doesn't seem right in the part. 

Ruth Donnelly, as the telephone operator, 
and Edgar Nelson, as Waldemar Tlmms, son 
of the Double T saddle factory owner, won the 
unstinted praise of the first-nighters. Mr. Nel- 
son utilized every possible opportunity of his 
role. 

If "Double Harness" Is a succosb, it will be 
due entirely to the cast. hTcakin, 



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POTTS— MAKER OR BREAKER. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Potts, impresario of the Greasy 
Vest, chow-house of the hardboiled, 
claims to be maker or breaker of 
vaudeville acts appearing at the Palace 
Theatre. , 

' ■■ In addition to the show people who 
come here to lap up the borsht and as- 
similate the pestrami, Potts has a 
steady patronage of about 50 lads. By 
comparison to any one of them Jo-Jo, 
the principal customer of Wolpin's in 
New York, is a Lord Chesterfield for 
manners, and Dave Clark, the well- 
known business manager, is a Demos- 
thenes for oratory. 

Potts gets tickets to the Palace for 
every one of those steady customers, 
paying for them himself and collect- 
ing when business is good. That means 
a Tot, for this gang of highbinders in- 
cludes dips, bootleggers, taxi-drivers, 
song pluggers and independent agents. 

They all sit together , and watch 
Potts. When Potts lifts his hands, 
that means the act is a riot, and the 
mob applauds for two minutes. If 
Potts puts his thumbs down, that 
means the act is a foul ball, and Potts' 
boilers are silent and cold. 

Potts denies indignantly that his- 
claque is a bid for business. 

NEW POLICY AT WILSON DRAGGY. 
Chicago, Sept. 10. 

The new pop vaudeville policy of 
the Wilson Avenue has proven unsuc- 
cessful thus far. The neighborhood 
is a splendid one, and had been edu- 
cated to the best vaudeville by the 
late Mitch Licalzi, who ran the house. 

The folks have not shown a disposi- 
tion to patronize the- theatre since the 
cheap vaudeville policy was intro- 
duced. In one show last week the 
closing act played to five people. 

V EVELYN COS NELL ARRESTED. 
.'» Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Evelyn Gosnell, of the striking cast 
of "Up In Mabel's Room," was ar- 
rested here this week for speeding. 
She failed to appear in speeder's 
court, pleading illness. -The papers, 
mentioning the story, referred to Miss 
Gosnell as "the star of "Up in Mabel's 
Room'." This is said to have caused 
some feeling on the part of Hazel 
Dawn, despite the fact that the show 
had been closed by the strike. Miss 
Gosnell has been in the papers several 
fip: times since the show opened. 






SCANDAL. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 
Amelita Galli-Curci, the opera sin- 
ger, filed a ""mass of affidavits this 
week in her divorce bill against Luigi 
Curd. They told of misconduct of 
Luigi with numerous women, including 
one. girl of 15. 

Logan Square- Open* With Film. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Harry Thompson's Logan Square 
Theatre reopened Saturday with pic- 
tures. The house will be devoted main- 
ly to a picture policy, with a few 
vaudeville acts Friday and Saturday. 

Thompson has always been a film 
devotee, and last season's vaudeville 
policy was apparently not promising 
enough to warrant a continuance. 

Kathryn Ottoman Returning. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

,,:. Kathryn Osterman, who retired from 
headlining to work as a mother and 
wife, has heard the call again. Her 
son, Jack, is routed ; her husband, Jake 
Rosenthal, is set as manager of the 
Woods. Kathryn is preparing a 

/dazzling gown single, a series of re- 
fined and humorous characterizations. 



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• • American Theatre Robbed. 

Chicago, Sept. 10, 
The American Theatre was robbed 
here Sunday. Safe blowers got away 
with $1,000. ' , 



KLONDIKE FOR SONG PLUGGERS. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Chicago music- pluggers have hit 
upon a gold mine of publicity, -for 
which they may thank Ernie Young. 
Young is handling Bill de J3eck, the 
Hearst cartoonist, and furnished De 
Beck with an. idea for his cartoon, 
which runs daily in the Chicago Herald 
and Examiner and the New York 
American, entitled 'Take Barney Mc- 
Google, for Instance—" 

"Why not make Barney a song plug- 
ger," Ern^e suggested. "Have him 
plugging various song hits— a new 
song each day. There's all kinds of 
comic possibilities to it." 

"Great idea," said De Beck, and for 
about a month He has had Barney 
plugging various song hits. 

De Beck can't walk into the Sher- 
man House lobby without getting 
mobbed by pluggers. 

NATIONAL THIRD STOCK* STAND. 

Chicago, Sept 10. 

The National has abandoned its an- 
nounced policy of Irons & Clamage 
burlesque tabs and vaudeville, and the 
house goes over to F. A. P. Gazzolo 
to be added to his Imperial and Vic- 
toria string as a stock stand. This will 
make three companies alternating in 
as many local houses. 

"Pollyanria" will open the National 
September 14, after playing with the 
s; me troupe as the opener of the other 
two. Each play will now get a three 
week run, about as the old Stair and 
Havlin shows did, but will operate on 
a stock basis. 



DIVORCE FOR TOOTS LANTHIER. 
• Chicago, Sept 10. 
Exerina M. Levey (Toots Lanthier), 
of "Honeymoon Town" at the La Salle 
until the strike broke, was, granted a 
divorce by Judge Pomeroy, from 
'Theodore J. Levey. She alleged Theo 
used to* beat her up so badly in front 
of the La Salle Theatre that she could 
hardly go on with her performance 
Miss Lauthier was given permission 
to resume the use of her stage name, 
and made no demands for alimony. 



MOR0SCO ENGAGES PORTER. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Charles Porter, promoter of speed- 
way races and newspaper man, has 
been appointed permanent press rep- 
resentative for Oliver Morosco in Chi- 
cago. 

Porter ■ has been aiding Ashton 
Stevens in writing theatricals for the 
Herald and Examiner. 



Simms and Warfield Split. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 

Joe Simms and Bob Warfield have 
split, the trouble having started 
through Warfield refusing to go East 
with the act. 

Simms will team soon with Ollie 
Powers, formerly with Shelton Brooks, 
in a new act. 



Golding at Columbia. 

Chicago, Sept 10. 
George Golding, former musical di- 
rector at the American Theatre, now 
occupies the same post at the Colum- 
bia burlesque theatre. Acts playing 
return dates at the American miss 
Golding, who was regarded as a sub- 
stantial aid to all offerings who needed 
intelligent musical 'assistance. 

S ant ley New Fox Manager. 

Chicago, Sept 10. 
Harry Santley, former booking man- 
ager* for the Schallman Brothers' of- 
fice, has resigned to accept post of 
general booking manager for the Jack 
j. Fox Agency in the Standard Trust 
Bank Building. 

Added to "Laughing Lady" Cast 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 
Sid Vincent and Ada Carter have 
joined Woolfolk's "Laughing Lady." 



STATE-LAKE, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept 10. 

The show starts with a trained dog and 
winds up with seven singing, dancing and 
playing maids, and in between are five stalling 
acta— one which gets over on psychology andK 
the other tour mopping up on clean merit. 

Jap Is the monicker of the hound who takes 
<ha responsibility of this fine vaudeville allow, 
and he wean his responsibility lightly. He la 
in tact bored, yet does hie stunts as directed 
to by Will Rogers— It iwaant Will, of course, 
but it looked like Will and It dressed like Will 
—the trainer of the pnrp, which was a white 
bull dog. . 

Harry Tenny and Co., on No. 2, ought to 
give three plants la the bouse at least half 
of the pay, because the plants got most of the 
come-back In the act Harry cones out with 
a pianist, opens with "Indlanola," which gets 
only a fair response, goes Into a number based 
on a gag In the comic papers, , entitled "I 
Can't Be Bothered with No Mule"— an/arrant 
flop, this one— esays "Sipping Cider Through 
a Straw," which has been heard here for 
many months, and Is saved from a clammy 
finish by his piece de resistance, which Is one 
of the moat audacious cases of open and shut 
song plugging on record here. 

Mr. Tenney announces he will sing a song. 
After he sings it, be will flash the chorus on 
the screen. Then, to anybody in the ho uw 
who can pick up the words and music, he will 
give a copy of the song. He then sings the 
verse and chorus of Joseph W. Stern « Co.'s 
"Walt and See," throws the words of the 
chorus on the screen, and invites the bouse to 
sing. Two plants with fairly good voices start 
it going, one sings It with a comedy b;eaH In 
his voice and then Tenny asks the bouse to 
sing, and the house responded. 

Harry Laagdon followed in "Johnnie's New 
Car," one of the most ludicrous and best 
staged travesties • ln vaudeville. The act has 
played Chicago several times, and the country 
numerous seasons. It hasn't been changed 
any since its last appearance here except for 
one or two minor bits, and It doesn't have 
to be. As long as autos sometimes refufd to 
run this sketch must run. It might be good 
policy for Harry to mention the young woman 
who works with him In the car; ber support 
Is admirable and deserves billing. 

Nora Norlne, with a fresh, youthful beauty, 
and a clear, full voice to start her off— and 
what a start that Is — demonstrated her right 
to a place in the big time sun by a simple jet 
effective routine of good numbers, beautifully 
gowned and set with the proper backgrounds 
In each Instance. The only thing blech about 
her act Is the little Introductory number in 
which she tells what she will do. Out Out. 
After that she gets down to business and all 
Is well. She sings "I Lost My Heart in 
Dixie," "Chong from Hong Kong," and Tostl'B 
(think It's Tostl'B) "Good-Bye." For an en- 
core she sings one of the numerous songs 
which have flooded the market Istely, in the 
nature of Irish propsganda. The stage is a 
place for entertainment, not propaganda. The" 
number got nothing for Miss Norlne. The 
young woman will advance rapidly, for she ban 
the goods, when she baa learned to sell them 
to the best advantage. ■ 

The not lees than phenomenal Owen Mo- 
di veny thrilled the audience with bis protean 
production of the killing ecene from "Oliver 
Twist" la which he plays the characters or 
Fagln. Slkes, Nancy and Artful Dodger with 
a skill in quick change that Is not surpassed 
in this or any other country. 

Georgia Price easily stopped the show and 
ran away from the field. Mr. Lai'.'s aporsJsal 
of his work at the Majeetio last week goes 
double, only the suggestion of this critics l» 
that Oeorgle should continue bis imitations, 
for be does them superbly. 

The Seven Olascow Maids closed the wbow 
with a melodious and charming musical act 

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Chicago, Sept «• 

Prom the sublime U> the ridiculous, from the 
"ah!" of Involuntary admiration to the horse 
laugh of derision; those are the things one 
sees and bears at the Windsor, and the range 
Is possible only because here many ambitious 
acts gravitate to give the fearsome booker a 
chance to see Its merits ; sometimes thu booker 
comes, sometimes not but the plays goes on. 

Col. Schwartz no longer has the house. It 
Is now spick and span, newly painted and dec- 
orated, new faces at the box office and door, 
new ushers and a new orchestra— the most 
forte band of musicians on Clark street with- 
out a doubt merciful to those who cannot sing, 
because the strident notes drown the vocal 
peeps, and death incarnate to those who can 
sing, for no voice of mortal can compete with 
the brass of these stentorian horns and the 
guts of these blatant drums. 

At the last half, the Severny Sinters opened 
the show. Two poor little girls ■ who rush 
through their numbers with Ill-concealed un- 
easiness and fear. The nicety ot thelc auto- 
matic gestures, each one cut from a ale. Is 
wonderful to behold. They start their song 
with "Down In Dixie" — and then tbe orchestra 
thunders thumbs down, while they shout with- 
out avail of a southern lullaby that seems to 
have nothing to do with the caw. Another 
song, a change of costume, a dance, and off. A 
few people applaud. One suspects 'this act 
will get a booking, for one gatlers that the 
Severny young women will work at modest 
remuneration. y . 

In the wake of tbe sisters cause Cooper and 
Seymour. .Two men. One man starts with a 
fairly good sort-shoe dance, but does it In 
civilian clothes. The other mtember. In an- 
cient apparel and with a broom to make It 



hard, comes out to sweep up the stage Vi 
offers senile gags. Tbey finish with acrobatic 
the straight man doing some wonderfully go^ 
falls. Costume ' and spot for the soft-shot 
dance, more showmanship on the acrobatics, 
SO years later with tbe gags and tbe act would 
have a fairly easy time of it 

In almost dramatic contrast the "one" dtts 
went up, disclosing a full stage interior set 
occupied by the Alverl .Trio, who sang clasatg 
numbers. The act Is dignified, full of merit, ' 
artistic. Tbe male singer has fine quality to 
his tones, looks and dresses like Charles Cherry 
and knows bis business. The girl has a-m- 
lonable soprano, a modest demeanor and a 
seemly presence. The pianist (male), though, 
slightly bald, takes bis Ivories seriously and 
shows aJJ evidence of being a good mualcJ&s.-. 
Tbe three blend, nicely, and If they sang stul 
the 'audience (this goes for the Palace as well 
as the Windsor) knew about, would not lay of 
more than most acts. 

Mack and Salle trot out as the conventional 
boy and girl team, but the high falsetto of the 
girl immediately tips her to be a he. but not 
as far as this audience could see It. When 
the wig came off, there was much lngenlom 
astonishment and hearty applause. The male 
member of the team does little more than i 
held the stage with drab' numbers while th« 
female Impersonator changes to vivid Jeweled 
gowns, In which she— he— dances not badly 
The act was a North Clark street riot 3 • 

. .Jftj^S. A,ton and Co - ln * sketch hilled 
"Well. Well." (New Acts) followed and would 
have been tbe hit of the bill hajf blue prints 
been furnished with each line. As It wax 
the sketch contained enough material of the • 
sort that Is not muffed by even the least 
brilliant and so was given a respectful and la 
spots noisy hearing. 

Came Brown and Noves. Painting the lllllet 
these colored gentlemen worked in cork, their 
*?*.... Bl £* ,Jr tune<1 to ^ -Intellectual tempo 
or the house and thus getting over handsomely 
The lingo Is entirely unintelligible, hence geU 
ting numerous laughs. The taller of tbe two 
favoring Bert Williams In bulk, favors Bert 
further by singing "Nobody Cares for Me" Witt 
a sobbing chorus that drew laughs. 



PALACE, CHICAGO. 

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Excessively hot weather had tbe audience 
stewing. And the first act looked warm. Pant 
and waiter La Varre, smaahlngly good nana 
balancers worked in full afternoon street 
wear, stiff collars, tolled shirts waistcoat* 
and the works. There Is class to this foreign 
looking pair, and better work of Its kind ti 
unknown. Good band at end, which would 
have been better bad the curtain rung on 
their last trick Instead of a pantomime card 
game. Llbonatl followed. With sweat Rust- 
ing out of his every visible pore, be ham- 
mered his xylo as of yore. He hasn't found 
mldsea-son form yet, as his hair has not de- 
veleoped Its full length, but by Thanksgiving 
Jess should be able to toss the locks protno. 
He went O. K. 

Third came Jane Courtborpe's "Our Fam- 
"T; ' .This sketch has worked successfully, 
but this was not one of the times. The talk 
■?? ? n<1 the h °u*e Mt silent and torrid 
waiting for something to happen. When If 
happened nobody seemed to care. Mabel 
Troutman, a legttmate little ingenue, stood 
out on charm and clear delivery, with a nasty 
little part to light against Miss Courthorw 
Is a bit melodramatic, but that Is more the 
author's fault than hers, for she reads with 
deep feeling and at times tremulous realism. 

Claudia Coleman entered on the chill In the 
wake of the sad drama, and, having flimsy stuff 
herself to open with, had to wait five minutes 
before she found her audience. Then she be- 
gan worming In and at tbe end she had 'em 
sewed up. Miss Coleman does not leave the 
stage. She could double, her applause If aha 
would exit on her final characterisation and 
make her hurah song burlesque an encore. 
Toto, tbe "world's greatest clown," and prob- 
ably worth that billing, amused with his un- 
canny eccentrics and contortions, but got only 
a fair hand to let him off. . 

.Bob and Al Ward, however, provided the 
sensational flop of the bill. These boys 
brought It on themselves with endless English 
ass talk which was neither well done nor 
worth doing. Two little laughs were their 
portion, and, at .the conclusion, after their 
soft shoe dance and everything, scarcely two 
hands came together in the theatre, and the 
boys did not even take a bow. Some one mis- 
guided the Ward brothers as to the value of 
talk. Some one else must have deceived them, 
also, as to their value as talkers. Between 
the two It was pitiful. And the evident resent- 
ment tbey showed at their failure to get re- 
sponse made their paths more difficult. 

Grace La Rue came on and proved that 
there waa nothing wrong with the audience,, 
Following a series of almost undisturbed death 
scenes, she quietly llfteu up tbe mob and went 
as warmly and as brilliantly as she ever had. 
Miss La Rue never looks warm ; it is doubtful 
that she ever feels warm ; but she radiates 
warmth, the ley-hot kind. Wearing an ad- 
vance creation ln a bird's nest turban and a 
salmon .quilted skirt, she gave "Gypsy Love," 
bar masterly "Je'unetse," 'The Messenger." 
and "Tour Byes Have Told Me So." Then she 
exited to fine appreciation and returned after 
a piano solo In a ravishing copper iridescent 
over burnt orange drop skirt, carrying a brown 
picture hat, for "Sweethearts I Might Have 
Had," her eternal "Bon Jour Ma'mselle," and 
that ludescrlable gem which takes its place 
In stage history with Immortal bits by Immor- 
tal art lets, "She Was Only a Dancer." She 
was recalled many times, . Loit. 

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Rehearsals for the autumn drama 
at Drury Lane are in full swing and 
the show, under the direction of Ar- ^ 
thur Collins and the authors, George 
R. Sims and Louis N. Parker, is rap- 
idly neariug perfection—as far as re- 
hearsals ago. A very big feature will 
be a scene in which the dresses will 
be the dernier eri of the costumiers' 
heart This should pull the ladies, who 
at the time the last Old Drury drama 
was presented were, many of them, 
swaggering round in breeches and 
smocks or else in the King's khaki. 
The action of "The Great Day" takes 
place just before the armistice, during 
the armistice, and after the signing 
of peace So we can gain a rough idea 
of what we can expect, but sensa- 
tions, mechanical and otherwise, are 
promised that will outJ)rury'Drury^ 

F. J. Nettleford intends to present 
"Othello" with himself as that dusky 
herb some time in the future, but for 
the moment, when "The Lady of 
Lyons" and "Pygmalion and Galatea" 
are done with, he contemplates pro- 
ducing a new and original modern* 
play. Meanwhile he has decided on 
dropping not only his Saturday mati- 
nee, but the Monday evening perform- 
ance as welL This is rather an inno- 
vation, even for the Scala Theatre, 
which knows almost as much about 
vicissitude as does the London Opera 
House. 

"Trimmed with Scarlet" removes, 
lock, stock and barrel, from the Globe 
to the Court Theatre, opening the 
doors of the new home Aug. 24, with 
Violet Vanbrugh in her original part 

Reviving a once famous show when 
the chief attraction and brain behind 
it are no more, may seem an almost 
impossible task, but by his reproduc- 
tion of the late G. H. Pelissier's "Fol- 
lies" at the Strand, Ernest C. Rolls has 
proved that such a task is capable of> 
achievement It cannot be said that 
"The Follies" are as good as ever, 
for the great comedian who created, 
them is no longer there,, but the fa- 
mous name of the troupe will-not suf- 
fer in any way under the management 
of Dan Everard, one of the original 
"Follies." With him is Doris Brookes, 
another of the old originals, and both 
do as well as they did when they first 
set all London laughing. Ben Lawes 
has taken the place of Pelissier, and to 
an abundance of jovial largeness adds 
a rich fund of natural comedy — but he 
is not Pelissier. Much of the troupe's 
old stuff is in the show and to it are 
added some excellent burlesques and 
skits quite in keeping with tradition. 
"The Follies Sunday School Treat," a 
very funny burlesque on the Russian 
ballet, and a clever travesty on the 
millionth performance of "Chu Chin 
Chow" at His Majesty's, with Rex 
London as an aged Oscar Asche and 
Ben Lawes as an exceedingly stout 
Lily Br ay ton. Time was when to-be 
burlesqued by Pelissier's merry band 
of histrionic brigands set the hallmark 
of fame on any production, and. man- 
agers are already looking forward 
with earnest longing to the possibility 
of following Asche onto the pedestal. 

Mrs. Langtry (Lady de Bathe) will 
shortly return to the stage with a new 

play- 

_ Like many another great actor, Mar- 
tin Harvey finds the provinces the 
ideal location on which to find the 
geld mines. He will start another 
provincial tour on Monday (Aug. 18) at 
the Grand Theatre, Llandudno. 

Robert Courtneidge is busily re- 
hearsing "Daddies," the comedy he 
will present at the Haymarket Theatre 
Sept 2. Thi s comedy is said to have 



been a big success in New York, where 
it lays claim to having had a year's 
run. 

"Jack <y Jingles," a new play by 
Leon M. Lion and Malcolm Cherry, 
on which Sir H. Beerbohn Tree had 
laid envious eyes just before his death, 
will occupy the boards at the New 
Theatre early in September. It com- 
mences a trial trip Aug. 18 at the 
Grand, Croydon, and was originally 
produced at Cape Town in October, 
1911. The cast includes Alfred Pau- 
mier (so long associated with Walter 
Howard in the heroic melodrama of 
the provinces), Milton Rosmer, 'Ed- 
mund Waller, Reginald Bach and Lil- 
lian Braithwaite. 

- W. Holies, L. Zeitlin and Norman J. 
Norman have acquired the English 
rights of "East is West" On Oct. 6, 
at the New Queen's Theatre, Man- 
chester, and in conjunction with Wil- 
liam A. Brady, the firm will produce 
"Little Women," which is promised 
for London early in the New Year. 
Anything that'll go in Cottonopolis 
will go anywhere, for Manchester au- 
diences are about as chilly as their 
city is damp. 

The years of war have been won- 
derful times for provincial managers 
and theatres where touring managers 
were glad to "get oat" and where 
£100 on the week was considered 
"big"' are, in consequence of their new 



the Balmoral room at the Trocadero 
last Tuesday. After luncheon she gave 
a demonstration of her powers, as- 
sisted by Mr. Zomah. Articles were 
handed to him by the audience and 
.immediately described by the blind- 
folded lady-on the stage. An aston- 
ishing game of nap was also played by 
two members of the audience, Zomah 
foretelling who would win the game 
and by how many tricks, which cards 
to play— in fact, in this respect she 
acted exactly as though she, had the 
cards in her own hand and was her- 
self playing the game unblindfolded. 
It was an extraordinary exhibition of 
skill and, although her husband was 
carefully and keenly watched, no code 
was discovered. Among such an au- 
dience there was, moreover, no pos- 
sible chance for a confederate. 

The Surrey Theatre, after being 
closed since the Zeppelin raids, will, 
it is hoped, reopen in October for 
twice nightly vaudeville. 

Maurice E Bandman is in town fresh 1 
from a two-years' tour of the Far 
East. The Bandman companies com- 
prise every known form of entertain- 
ment. The Bandman Tour takes two 
years to cover. 

A E Drinkwater contemplates "Oli- 
ver' Cromwell* for Arthur Bourchier, 
and "Mary Queen of Scots" with Edith 
Goodall in the name part. Seem to 
be in for one of the periodic booms 
in historical plays. 

Basil Dean, so long associated with 
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elevate themselves above the common 
herd, and now the thing is spreading 
to the halls. In the provinces- Lord 
Charles Waldo, the "masked noble- 
man," is presenting "ten assistants and - 
5}4 tons of illusions"— but Debrett 
seems to know very little about his 
lordship. But in London we have a 
bird of quite a different feather— a 
bona fide peer having taken to vaude- 
ville presumably for lucre. Lord 
Lyveden will open at the Chiswick 
Empire in a sketch, "A Little Camou- 
flage." Lord Lyveden happens, how- 
ever, to be not only a peer but ah 
actor who as Percy Vernon played 
with the Bancrofts and was a member 
of the Haymarket company, where un- 
til recently he has been appearing in 
the "Luck of the Navy." 
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George Graves has made a big hit 
with his new sketch, "After the Ball," 
which opened at the Victoria Palace 
for a run round the- suburban houses. 
prior to coming to the West End.;/ " 

"A Man of Principle," an American 
sketch by a clever author whose name 
is not on the program, was successfully 
produced at the •Holborn Empire on 
Monday. Unfortunately, the theme is 
rather distasteful, and all the clever- 
ness of dialog and acting cannot quite 
eliminate the "bad taste" created by a 
wife who willingly shares her hus- 
band with another woman. The play- 
let is well acted by f Evelyn Brawster, 
Peggy Bryett, Herbert Gaythorne andi- 
Marshall Sheppard. The lines are so 
witty it seems a pity they had not 
been developed to a different subject. 

The Metropolitan Theatre \ and the 
Syndicate halls have declared a divi- 
dend of six per cent, and ten per cent, 
respectively for the six months end- 
ing June 30. Both are to be paid free 
of income tax. The Palace report 
shows a more satisfactory state of 
business than last year, when no divi- 
dend was paid. This year the dividend 
will be 20 per cent., the reserve fund 
will be brought up to £40,000, and 
£18,344 will be carried forward to the 
current account 



prosperity, giving themselves remark- 
able airs. On of these "T. R-'s One 
Lamp," which, previous to August, 
1914, was only too glad to take any- 
thing in the way of touring melo- 
drama, no matter how bad, replied to 
a West End manager, who helps' pay 
for his "artistic" flights by running 
melodrama of the best, -and who had 
asked for a date at the "blood tub" in 
order to break his journey between 
two cities, that his attraction was not 
up to their standard. They enclosed 
a list of bookings and among them 
were "Chu Chin Chow," "The Boy," 
and a dozen other shows which he 
wouldn't have dared approach in the 
old days. . 

Harry Thorpe (late of Thorpe and 
Coe), the husband of Wish Wynne, 
died of cancer Aug. 11. 

Jack Carter (late McHenry, of 
Green, McHenry and Dean), having 
just been demobbed on this side from 
the U. S. A. Artillery, has lost no time 
in booking his song and story-telling 
act. He opens Monday (Aug. 18) at 
the Empire, Bristol, coming to Lon- 
don, the Woolwich Hippodrome, the 
week after. He should make good, but 
should he fail to "get it over" he re- 
flects philosophically on the fact that 
his passage will be paid home any time 
within six months. 

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Zomah, the thought reader, whose 
performance fascinated the Royal 
party at Marlborough House the other 
day, and who was later commanded 
for another show, as some of the 
Royal family were unavoidably absent 
from the first, was the guest at a 
press luncheon which took place in 



tory Theatre, and until "demobbed" 
the chief of the entertainment side of 
the Navy and Army Canteen Board, 
produces W. J. Hurlbut's play "Over 
Sunday^ at the Liverpool playhouse 
tomorrow week before reopening the 
Aldwych (also just "demobbed" by the 
Y. M. C. A.) with it. Iris Hoey will be 
the leading lady and a newcomer, Clive 
Brooke, will support her as the * f hero." 
Basil Dean is also rehearsing the 
-dramatization of Arnold Bennet's "Sa- 
cred 'and Profane Love" for produc- 
tion at 'the same Liverpool Theatre 
Sept. 1. On top of this he is still run- 
ning the sixteen garrison theatres for 
the War Office. 

"Laughing Eyes" comes out of the 
evening bill at the Strand, and the 
"Follies," who have made good and 
are going big, takes its place. 

R B. Irving has been seriously ill, 
but is convalescent and hopes to be 
back in London again very soon. 

When "The Luck of the Navy" opens 
at the Manhattan, New York shortly, 
the cast will include Muriel Martin 
Harvey, Croker King, Kate Carew and 
Elsie Stranack. 

Sir Alfred Butt's first production at 
the Lyric will be the South Sea play. 
"A Bird of Paradise," by Richard Wal- 
ton Hully. The date is Sept. 13. 

Loie Fuller returns to the Coliseum 
tomorrow night for six weeks. 

Titles in the British circus world 
are by no means uncommon. We have 
the "Lords" Sanger, "Sir" Robert Fos- 
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Yet another landmark of vaudeville 
London is to vanish. Sir Oswald Stoll 
has bought the famous hostelry.; the 
Horns, Kensington, and will build a 
large twice-nightly music hall on the 
site. The Hippodrome, Balham, will | 
also soon cease to exist, a large super,; 
cinema and dance-hall taking the place 
of the present house of entertainment. 

v Andre Chariot, the London producer, 
is nothing if not courteous. He can 
always be relied on to perform some> 
little personal, attention that stamps 
him as a personage above the common 
herd. -When he was managing direc- 
tor of the Albambra he saw to it that 
every newspaper man attending a first 
night was supplied with a program 
without, having to pay the usual six 
pence. His latest bit Of "attentive- 
ness," and which inspires this para- 
graph, is the receipt of a personal tele- 
gram notifying the holders of seats 
for the premiere of "Bran Pie" at the 
Prince of. Wales' of the postponement 
of the opening and that their tickets 
will be available for the later evening. 

There were exactly 42 Americans in 
the music room of the Regent , Palace 
Hotel Sunday evening (Aug. 24) at an 
impromptu musicale, at which the 
ivories were tickled by Les Copeland. 
Ed. Horan and two other key thump- 
ers from the States. "Among those 
' present" were Don Barclay, Venita 
Fitzhugh, Jack McLeod, Tiny Maitt, 
Charles J. Adler, Emily Earle, DeAlma, 
Herbert Ward, Johnny Dale, Gus 
Yorke, Con Conrad. Everything pro- 
gressed smoothly until Johnny Dale,, 
anxious to liven things up a bit, started 
to do acrobatic stepping on a highly 

Eolished centre table, whereupon the 
all porter turned off the lights. Oh, 
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Fifth Avenue. . '. '- . '.. 

Rita Gould is sincere in her desire 
io welcome Her audience back. But 
there is such a thing as overdoing it. 
kiss Gould, in other words, overacts 
at times. The house took to her, how- 
ever, although she had some difficulty 
with an unusually "cold house. Al 
Mitchell is at the piano. This marks 
Miss Gould's return, having recently 
arrived from France, where she served 
with one of the entertainment units, 
playing for a week or so m England 
after that. A little toning down of 
her ardor would not be amiss. Also, 
she might let them know she is doing 
an Al Jolson with her "Rock-a-Bye 
Baby" number. s It would help her 
some, if announced. She took a couple 
!<ji encores. . ... 

The Two Jesters. 
Piano Act. 
15 Mint.; One. 

•Royal. * ■ ' 

The" above is their lobby billing, with 
Bigelow and Clinton constituting their 

-program cognomens. .The surname 
billing is more appropriate, the jester 
thing being not in keeping with their 
offering, smacking strongly of clowning. 

iBigelow and Clinton are a little more 
than the average male two-act in abil- 
ity, the pianist's mild,, though effective, 
trugging going to good purpose. Ditto 
with his trombone imitation during the 
course of a "blues" rendition and a 
piping falsetto in a "fan tan" oriental 
concoction, the latter embellishment 
being responsible for the enthusiastic 
send-off. The turn opens with a 
Frencby thing that means nothing to 
the audience, save for a lot of indis- 
tinguishable noise, and which can well 
be eliminated. The boys, too, would 
do better by entering— if not exiting, 
also— from opposite sides,. the present 
entrance together being less favorable 
than that suggested. The boys are on 
the big time 'now and should find no 

i trouble holding down their same early 
spot anywhere. Where the room for 
improvement is taken care of wisely* 
a more choice spot and feature billing 
is within their attainments. 

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Heroine Shone, Jack Denny * Oh <2) 

Comedy Sketch. 

16 Mine.) Full and One. 

Colonial. 

Two "hick" vaudevillians (Miss 
Shone and Mr. Denny) try to convince 
a couple of high-brow musicians that 
they have the wrong angle on show 
business. They invite the musicers to 
see their performance. The musicians 
go into a stage box and make suppos- 
edly funny comments while a sign in 
"one" announces .overture. Then in 
"three" Miss Shone and Mr. Denny do 
their specialty, which consists of a 
piano solo by him and two solos of 
hers, probably called "Hats" and "Jazz 
Band Wedding March." In the latter 
number a female train bearer who is 
following Miss Shone carrying the 
bridal train, breaks into a shimmie and 
. cops all the honors of the act. Mr. 
Denny is an excellent pianist but an 
unconvincing actor, and the two re- 
maining members of the company are 
utterly impossible. Miss Shone's "voice 
is of the speaking variety and her best 
effort was a dramatic recitation. The 
act carries quite a production. 

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"Chicken Chow Main." 

American-China** Fantasy. 
32 Mine.; One end Full. 
Colonial. 

Featuring Gould and Lewis, this re- 
vue easily gets the palm for this sort 
of production and is the best, enter- 
tainment of its kind seen in ages. The 
act carries a heavy production, one 
scene especially impressive being the 
Chinese restaurant. Another novel 
feature was a game of checkers played 
with eight girls as pawns and the floor 
being squared like a board. Jay Gould 
is a light comedian who is ripe for a 
production and Flo Lewis is one of 
vaudeville's- cleverest comediennes. 
Eight good-looking choristers, with 
Hector Goldspink, who has a throaty 
tenor solo, Lepnore Purrori, who ren- 
ders a violin solo while elevated on 
her toes dancing, and Sid Marion, who 
plays a part and the piano, are others 
who deserve mention. Herman Tim- 
berg has fitted the sterling Timberg 
lyrics and melodies to his venture and 
it looks goods for a long voyage in 
vaudeville. . Con- 



"A Breath of Lavender and Old Lace." 

,11 Miiu,; One (Special Drop). 
Riveraide. 

v, Alice Hamilton is no newcomer. 
She rather faithfully portrays the role 
pf an elderly lady who is somewhat 
surprised at many things her nephew 
says and does, but she isn't shocked. 
She tells all about it, using slang with 
quaint effect, some of it bringing gen- 
tle laughter. Her description of a trip 
:to a modern cabaret takes her into a 
finishing song, "Grandma's Cabret." 
■An added lyric done as an encore was 
"Be a Man." A special drop is carried, 
blending with the oldrtime silken cos- 
tume worn by Miss Hamilton, whose 
L voice was too low pitched for the 
Riverside. It's an act rarely seen in 
.vaudeville and probably not expected 
to result in exceptional returns. 

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El Roy Sisters (2). 
Song* and Musical. 
W rains.} One. 
American Roof. 

• Two young girls nicely dressed in- 
clined to do too much singing and not 
making sufficient use of their ability 
' to handle string steel guitars, have an, 
Veven chance with the average sister act 
' in the three-a-day. The smaller of the 
■two girls comes in for a bit of clown- 
ing which should be worked up to a 
greater extent and the idea of har- 
monizing by the, two immediately 
dropped. The addition of character 
numbers would help these girls as 
Straight singing is out of their reach. 



Warren Bartholomew. 

Monolog. 

12 Mint.; One. 

23rd Street. .■•'„■ - 

Warren Bartholomews build is the 
first thing that attracts the eye of 
the audience. He wisely harps on it, 
kids himself and other fat men some, 
goes into some stories and sayings, 
which while not provokers of uproar- 
ious mirth, are good for a chuckle, a 
smile, a refined laugh with occasionally 
a good-sized one, as the case may be, 
and concludes with some patriotic 
chatter that reeks strongly of the red 
fire class, and which should be omit- 
ted in favor of the conventional clos- 
ing, vocal number or recitation. Mr. 
Bartholomeu admits several times of 
his iKentuckian nativity and should 
* find 'some writer to, provide him with 
a monolog written around the State. 
As he stands, Mr. Bartholomeu will do 
for the better small time houses. 

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Carlo* Sebastian, Assisted by Olga 

Myra and Arthur Anderson. 
"Bubble*" (Dance Fantasy). 
23 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Settings). 
Riverside; ■* , . _ 

This is an A & A. Producing Co. 
turn, a newly formed vaudeville firm . 
(Milton and Sergeant Aborn and P. 
Dodd Ackerman). For general class 
in the way of settings and costumes it 
*is pretentious and sets a mark for acts 
of the kind. The hangings are in 
cy clorama form, but separate at the 
back in the rear of a stepped platform. 
The eye opening discloses at various 
times three changes of settings, com- 
binations of painted and silken effects, 
these changes fitting in with a sort 
of story attached to "Bubbles." Car- 
los Sebastian is the turn's feature, but 
6n work shown Olga Myra (formerly 
known as Olga) could share the bill- 
ing. Sebastian was rather well known 
around New York several years ago i 
when the dance craze was at its 
height, and he appeared in vaudeville 
with Dorothy Bentley. Arthur Ander- . 
son, the third member, is credited with 
the writing and staging of the, turn 
along with Sebastian. Anderson is at 
the piano throughout, having several 
lines with Sebastian, howeven At the 
opening Sebastian, half reclining on a t 
couch is dreaming, awakening to sing 
"Bubble Land." From the platform 
appears Olga, the subject of his 
dreams, the setting in back disclos- 
ing a colored bubble effect. Miss Myra 
is a dancing violinist and has one num- 
ber with Sebastian, also a specialty in 
which she dances while playing. The 
pair offer an acrobatic but very grace- 
ful tango number, and there is a pretty 
love burglar scene which has its dance 
and at its end Sebastian, supposed to 
be stabbed, well takes a fall down the 
steps. He awakens to find it /is all a 
dream, but the finish has Olga again 
on for a final dance. "Bubbles" is a 
pretty act Several minutes ' could be 
cut which might add to speeding which 
the routine needs. Sebastian has sev- 
eral song numbers, but should guard 
against handling too much in a vocal 
way. Having class and clothes, "Bub- 
bles" will fare well. 



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Four Cliffords. 
Song and Dance. 
12 Mins.; Two. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Two colored couples, with simul- 
taneous dancing, a male double dance 
and a vocal solo by a woman, scoring. 
They opened here, and can hold down 
a similar spot on the present time, 
or better on better small time lay- 
outs. The quartet works hard but the 
spotlight should be shunned by them. 

Abel. 



Gordon and Del mar. . 
Songs and Piano. 
15 Mine.; One; 
American Roof. 

Stepping in after intermission at the 
Roof Monday night, Gordon and Del- 
mar showed something in the way of V;i 
s singing and piano act that caught on 
nicely and should easily pass the ;■• •» 
rounds of the houses of that class. 
The man is a returned soldier of the •■•** 
Canadian forces of which he informs 
the audience in addition to wearing 
a service badge. The young woman . 
of the turn changes costumes fre- 
quently and is a vivacious worker. Her 
pronunciation of the title of the French % 
national anthem could be improved. 
With a man who can ably handle a 
piano and a young woman who has 
considerable weight • in work and 
poundage, this couple should be kept 
going continually. , 



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Hazel Harrington and Co. (2). 

The Squab." 

14 Mini.; Three (Parlor). 

23rd Street. 

-The Squab" is the sketch title. "A 

Secret in the Chorus" fits it better. A 

Eoor but honest chorus squab has 
ooked a' plute's son, but being pure, 
it is only Dan Cupid that ruled the 
marital knot 1 and not any mercenary 
reasons the skeptical person might sus- 
pect. Although she thought their 
amour had been kept secret, a co-thes- 
pian of her sex advises her that every- 
one knew, by the way the young plute 
had been decorating the stage door, 
that something was up. The squab is 
in a dilemma- since her lover had gone 
to seek his old man's forgiveness, but 
has not- returned. Enter old man on 
the scene in an attempt to buy her off, 
the girl's more sophisticated advisor 



Bryant and Stewart. 
Song*, Talk and Dances. 
12 Mint.; One. 
American, Chicago. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 
These lads are newcomers. They 
hit this locality as one of the first of 
the Ernie Young string of new acts 
from a new agent, and in a couple of 
days the local vaudeville world was 
buzzing with the tidings Bryant and 
Stewart had vaulted over the top. 
The boys are of the slender and tall 
order, and on entrance threaten, on 
appearance, to attempt a Doyle and 
Dixon. Nothing like it. They start 
kidding one another, and it is fleet, 
feathery dope bandied with frothy per- 
sonalities. Some of the material is too 
shabby to deserve such delightful 
treatment But some of the old gags 
seem new because no one ever heard 
them put over quite so pleasantly be- 
fore. They are not "nut" artists, but 
they get all there is in that delivery 
without descending to it. Youth and 
appearance, perfect tailoring without 
the effect of dudishness, and never fail- 
ing smiles as they banter at one an- 

m other, establish them almost instantly. 
They/ do single and duet numbers. 
They sing as well as comedians have a 
right to. They change from business 

i clothes to grotesque Prince Alberts 
for a rather short .tax collector num- 
ber, then dance off. The finish is 
weak. Dancing is not their forte, 
though they should keep on dancing. 
But a strong comedy song number is 
the bacon for them. Twelve minutes 
is not enough routine for this pair. 
They should pad it up with at least one 
more song double. With that they can 
ask for a No. 4 spot in big vaudeville 
and fear little argument. 

Loit. 



Maxine Alton and Co. (3) 
"Well, Weill" (Sketch). 
18 Mint.; Full Stage, i • 
Windsor, Chicago. 

Miss Alton is assisted by Eddie Dut- 



ton as a rube judge, and Bob Innes, a 

bucplic youth dressed in store clothes. 

(Miss Harrington) turning the tables The set is new, in two sections— a 

in true heroine fashion, divorcing the drop in "one" representing the front 



old man from a $10,000 check and af 
fecting reconciliation between the cou- 
ple. Will please on the present time. 
Miss Harrington reads her lines in a 
breezy slangy style that gets every 
point over for a laugh. Abel. 



McCarthy and Sternard. 
Sketch. 

15 Mini.; Full Stage. 
American Roof. 

A bedroom, sketch with a capable 
couple handling the lines. A rapid line 
of talk with several punches brings 

this vehicle into the light as a satis- because of his lack of money and poT 
factory vaudeville property. The man ish. The title of the sketch is de- 
and woman in twin beds go through a rived from the only words spoken by 
family squabble that contains many the judge— "Well, wellP In excitedly 
laughs and makes the act a salable telling their troubles they give him an 
article in the houses on a par with the opportunity to speak nothing else. All 
American. three members of the cast give good 



of the headquarters of the. justice of 
the peace, and a set in "three" 'repre- 
senting the interior thereof— both 
spick and span, and apparently built 
for the best time. The action revolves 
around the visit of the girl, charmingly 
played by Miss Alton, and her newly 
married husband, who have had a fall- 
ing out and want to tell their troubles 
to the Judge. The falling out is due 
to the inability of the. young country 
husband to accept the things that go 
with a stage training— the bride was 
an actress — and she rues her alliance 




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performances and there'* a laugh in 
every other line, but the sketch must 
have a good house to get what's com- 
ing to it The act is full of bright 
lines and needs only a proper audience 
to establish it as a standard vehicle. 

Stringy 

Plunkett and Sate*. 
Comedy Song* and Dances. 
13 Mint.? One. 

American. 

Ordinary man and woman combina- 
tion still in the minor class. Follow- 
ing the opeping number, the man does 
some regular old time dancing while 
the woman makes a change of cos- 
tume. Her second appearance brings 
her on in one of those indescribable 
costumes, mostly resembling a bathing 
suit with shoulder straps as the only 
supporters. Comedy talk is tried by 
both after the woman makes another 
change to a servant girl, but doesn't 
hit the mark. The girl is pretty and 
shapely. It might be better for her 
to eliminate assuming a tough char- 
acter. Small time at present. 



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Five Petroraa. 

Strength. 

14 Mins; Full Stag*. 

American. 

An act that relies upon scenery as 
well as ability for returns. The seen- ( 
ery has a lot to do with placing them 
as one of the best strong arm novelty 
acts now in .vaudeville. The turn con- 
sists of three men and two women, all 
wearing the regular acrobatic attire, 
with a special beaded drop and an 
arch of the same material. The drop 
sets in the rear of the arch, concealing 
a staircase on which four of the mem- 
bers stand until after the opening num- 
ber (which is operatic and rendered 
by one of the female members). Then 
they all combine in ordinary strong 
arm feats. The turn should* keep 
working,. as the scenery will play heav- 
ily in their returns. 



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Moralii and Do Yoy e. * 
Balancing, Magic . 
10 Mina,; Full. 
125th St. (Sept.!). , 

Man and woman who offer a little 
of everything, but none amounting to 
anything. Returning from a supposed 
banquet, he in evening dress and she 
attired with georgette crepe, the cou- 
ple make ready for eats. A little hand 
balancing is done, followed by the girl 
rendering a monologue of the old scho- 
lastic day that was far off the mark. 
He then' reappears wearing a smoking 
jacket offering one single magical trick, 
that of making a glass disappear from 
beneath a high hat. The act isn't right 
at present, mainly due to too much 
material. 






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Mad and Mack 

Songs and Dances.' 

19 Mine; Fall Stage (Special Drop). 

American Roof. 

Devoting but a small portion of time 
to their main forte— i. e., dancing, this 
couple have a routine that should be 
greatly strengthened. This man and 
woman have gone to considerable ex- 
pense with their costuming, but due to 
their failure to make material use of 
their dancing are not getting the full 
worth Of their expenditure, the man es- 
pecially being able to dance with con- 
siderable ability. Eliminating the bet- 
ter part of the vojgjjizing and the ad- 



dition of more. . 
couple materiall 



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Kelly and Klein. 
Songs and Comedy. • 
II Mint. j One. . 
125th St. (Sept. »). 

Straight and comedian, the latter 
playing a Jewish character, offering 
comedy talk ^and songs that will get 
them over at the smaller houses. Songs 
selected by the straight are especially 
good, enabling the turn to be classed 
as a good small time act. 



Dunn and Valeska. 
Comedy Talk and Songs. 
16 Mint.; Two. 
125th St 

Man and woman team, who appear 
out a recent burlesque show, or at least 
they have, acquired their experience 
there. She is a tall blonde, while he , 
is just the opposite and plays the 
comedian. He is supposed to be a stage 
hand and she an. actress. He enters. 
presenting her with a letter, while her 
answer includes so. many words cut 
clean from a dictionary. He says. 

"Why not tell him to go to H and 

be done with it," which nets them 
laughs from all sides. She then ren- 
ders a ballad selection, followed, by 
more comedy talk. A change of cos- 
tume is made by, the girl, reason un- 
known, as it does not benefit the turn. 
The talk is good and their comparative 
size sufficient to keep them working at 
the smaller houses. 



PALACE. 

Monday night was humid. The bouse felt 
it and bo did the people on toe stage. Nothing 
striking came forth in the way of applause, 
and the theatre was not packed In the stand- 
ing area as It has been for weeks. Whether . 
that was because of the heat or that tbe 82 
theatres bad again opened became a matter 
of opinion, but the heat got the shade. The 
strike may have been rough on the legit mana- 
gers, In their pockets, but it worked for vaude- 
ville all the time. 

The sbow did a neat pick-up In the second 
part when three turns in a row kept the people 
laughing or applauding. Arnaut Brothers 
were the first, opening after Intermission, Then 
came Anna Wheaton and Harry Carroll, 'with 
Ted Lewis and his jazz band following. 

Wheaton and Carroll did IS minutes. They 
exchanged places in the evening with tbe Lewis 
act, having had to follow it at tbe matinee. 
It was a hard spot to give to a straight singing 
turn, though using pop stuff, making it go after 
a rollicking Jazzing turn like Lewis'. Miss 
Wheaton baa an engaging presonallty which 
sweeps her along and she sings along lines, It 
would seem, of her conception. That lends 
something to her number that otherwise they 
might not contain. Mr. Carroll takes care of 
the piano and himself. Their double work Is 
very enjoyable and they compose a high grade 
comblnaUon for entertainment 

Ted Lewis, is in his third week. He* to 
musical Instruments what Frisco Is to dancing 
shoes. While tbe arrangement of tbe act and 
its material looks very much home made, mat 
is, Lewis' own, there are peculiar characteris- 
tics to it that stamp the act as far away from 
the ordinary or. conventional, even with lass. 
There's a streak of travesty throughout that's 
not made too broad. Ofttimes It is very funny 
and grows stronger in humor as its develops. 
Lewis has some little mannerisms that are also 
funny In their own way, but they do not 1 Inter- 
fere with him or bis results. The band of 
four boys Is no small part of the turn. Tbe 
trombone player Is a mute comedian. His 
"trombone laugh". Is one of the beet things 
that ever came out -of a brass Instrument. He 
laughs through the trombone. Tbe "brass" 
wedding Is another good bit, but tbe burlesque 
operatic bit Is carried far too long. Still even 
in that Lewis Interjects a certain comedy, 
mostly through his odd personality. He has 
plenty of the latter. 

Another success of the program was the 
Creole Fashion Plate, closing the first part 
The house paid no particular attention until 
tbe young man removed his feminine apparel ; 
then they went to him in the right spirit Ho 
was a novelty for the Palace bunch, their 
first glimpse of him. ■ 

Early In the show. No. 3, and tbe second 
week, Charles King, in "Dream Stars," re- 
mained on the stage 28 minutes. It was too 
long, the act doesn't seem set right and just 
what the trouble ts might be difficult to de- 
termine. Mr. King simply is a number leader 
In the turn. The girls try for comic operatic 
Impersonations, with tbe melody bits and those 
who sang them, King accompanying, also In- 
troducing- each. This drags along after the 
second number and to make the drag more 
pronounced, the stage, barring tbe spot lights, 
Is nearly continuously in darkness until near- 
ing the finish, when tbe act gets down to jazz. 
Then it becomes better* liked, so It jazz is It, 
why not jazz all the time? Out of town the 
King turn may be a sight act In part, with 
the girls to help It along, but the girls Individ- 
ually are not sensational, although what they 
might do with more lively material as per 
the Jazzing dancer among them can't be fore- 
told. If there Is any way to cut this act down 
to within 20 minutes it will be a much better 
turn, 

Opening the evening were Strassel's Animals, 
a seal act, that created laughter, bringing Its 
trainer as well as much aplause as anything 
else on the program received. That was going 
some for an opening turn. Closing would 
have been better value for tbe house. 

No. 2 held Foley and O'Netl, a couple of 
likeable boys who can sing and sing well, 
whether In solos or duets and they have a 
rather clear comedy scheme which they do not 
permit to encroach too far Into the act proper. 
It's a very sensible arrangement, and the boys 
make the best possible use of It Clean cut 
looking fellows, well dressed, they held up the 
position la a manner to Justify them taking a 



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later one on their Beit Palace visit One of 
tbe boys has a near-HoCbrmack voice. He 
employed it to the very best advantage in sing- 
ing "Wonderful Mother of Mine," making that 
song swim right over, with he cresting tbe 
applause for It 

In the No. 4 position and working against a 
somewhat deadened audience through tbe long 
droop of the King turn, Walter Brewer, with 
his easy nonchalant manner and good diction 
In monologing, made them laugh right along. 
Although some old boys appear among the 
gagging points, Mr. Brower works them In so 
neatly they escape the age discovery. Hia reci- 
tation and another about "water" that has the 
pnnch finish, left the monologlat safe and 
sound In the hearts of his little old public 

Berk and Valda, a new dancing turn, with 
Granville English at the piano, closed the show. 

Bitne. 



RIVERSIDE. 

Business throughout the summer was record- 
breaking at the upper Broadway Keith house. 
Th eexceptional coolness o( August, and the 
frequent rain b of that month, coupled with the 
fact that the legitimate shows passed out of 
the picture, kept tbe Riverslders In their 
own neighborhood. The peculiar twist which 
had Times Square lacked up during cool 
weather opened it just as some dog days 
vamped In, which was the why for a reversal 
of form at the Riverside and a comparatively 
light house Monday night 

Julius Lenzberg returned this week to lead 
tbe orchestra, which now has two French 
horns added. Julius was absent Monday even- 
ing handling tbe orchestra at the Liberty for 
George White's' "Scandals," which was bis 
summer Job. He will return permanently to 
the Riverside when a new man is broken In 
for. the White show. 

The first half of the bill was curiously 
framed. Three acts following one another held 
a piano and violin. That the playing was not 
the same did not prevent the show's pice being 
slowed and It certainly acted as a handicap 
to Carlos Sebastian's new turn "Bubbles" (New 
Acts) which closed the Intermission. The 
show ran eight acts, cut from the customary 
nine because the shows have been running 
overtime and the audience; has been walking 
before the finish. This has led manager Derr 
to ask for bills timed to ring down- at eleven 
o'clock. 

Dooley and Sales halved the topllne with 
Frisco and his little "Rifka" who showed up 
a bit plump, having been summering in and 
about Freeport, and this is their first week of 
tbe new season. The turn ran as smoothlly as 
though the team hadn't been resting and It con- 
sumed the usual 27 minutes. There is little 
change In the routine. It appears to get 
across with the same bang on next to closing. 

Miss Sales said something about Frisco, who 
followed, closing saying she didn't know 
whether the jazz kid was playing Othello or 
"East Lynne." When Loretta McDermott 
pranced on to open the Frisco act she was 
greeted as warmly as was anyone on the bill. 
Frisco is still doing an Imitation of Pat 
Rooney, which is about as good as George 
White and Lester Allen's Imitation of Ryan 
and White (in "Scandals"). Miss McDermott's 
nifty costumes and her general nifty appear- 
ance mean much to the Frisco turn, which 
couldn't expect much of an applause break 
closing the show on such a warm night 
"Rasputin," Frisco's plant "egg" worked with 
particular avidity from a back row seat 

Olsen and Johnson started as favorites on 
fourth and they romped off with an even 
break on show honors with Dooley and SaleB. 
The boys pleased all the way through with 
their songs and piano, plus several comedy 
The one featuring a section of bar- 



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rail, with the stage hands holding the sign, 
"Gone, But Not Forgotten," went over best 
The duo easily took a double encore, finishing 
with "Sarah Come Over Here." v 

Mile. Diane and Jan Rubinl, assisted by 
Salvatore at the piano, delivered on third. 
Diane's song numbers are handled In a Frenchy 
way that catches on, and there is a touch of 
the unusual in her stocking-less appearance. 
Rublni's class as a fiddler was not dented and 
he wound up the turn to nice appreciation. 

Alice Hamilton (New Acts) opened Inter- 
mission. Frank Oramlt, with his* uke and 
quietly given ditties, took care of No. 2 spot. 
His "Raise a Lot of Little Marys Down in 
Maryland" sounded fresh. 

Adelaide Hermann, with assistants (Mile. 
Marie, Sepo Stephen! and John Ketchum), 
opened tbe show with a collection of mild 
magic, with the feature being "Noah's Ark," 
which discloses a young barnyard of animals 
at the close. Ibee. 

COWMAL 

After a banner opening last week, old man 
"humidity" stepped In and diverted most of 
the Monday nigbt crowd Into outdoor pastimes, 
and as a result the 7 act bill at the Colonial 
was played to a light gathering. 

Ferry, the "Frog Man," one of the best open- 
ing acts in tbe ehow business, opened with his 
masterly exhibition of contortloning and dis- 
locating. 

Stanley and Barnes, two clever male "hoof- 
ers," were in the deuce spot and got them after 
a tough start They feature the familiar soft 
shooe double routines and close with a bur- 
lesque "Egyptian" dance that put them away 
nicely. . 

Arthur Havel A Co. in a comedy playlet 
titled "Playmates," followed. The sketch is 
draped around the Idea of a tough youngster 
who is hired to harden up a carefully reared 
young plutocrat The "plute" outboxes him 
in a strenuous bit and after the duo at the 
piano, where both vocalize,, tbe skit finishes 
with the boys falling asleep with arms en- 
twined. It is very light entertainment, but 
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Havel's knowledge of comedy values saves It 
Fallon & Brown were fourth and could have : 
been dropped down lower. These boys had . 
no trouble with their routine of gab and songs, 
and scored one of the hits of the bill. They 
are playing smoother each time caught and ' 
are developing Into a standard team. 

The "Bar.- Twins" were on before Inter- 
mission and scored strongly with clever danc- 
ing and some of the most elaborate wardrobe 
seen in seasons. ' Both girls are good to look 
at, and each change brings buzzes from the 
women. Bud Bernle Is at the piano and solos 
between the dancing numbers. 
- After intermission Herm Ine Shone, Jack 
Denny and Co. in "Peggy O'Brien" (New Acts). 
"Topics of the Day" and "Kinogram" were, 
dropped down beneath the sketch. Kino 
showed Pershing's arrival, wblch was fast 
work, as the General arrived this A. M. 

"Chicken Chow Mein," Herman Timberg's 
sterling American-Chinese fantasy of girls, 
music, dancing and comedy, held them In for 
32 minutes, and they forced Gould and Lewis 
to bows, which Is going some for the Colonial 
where they like to grab the L en the fly, ,..._; 

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Although a well laid out variety entertain- 
ment awaits the Royal patrons this week, the ' 
, heat was too much for the average theatre- '•-■. 
goer Monday evening, with the result that the 
box office receipts were a little under the 
weather, as it were. There may have been :. 
an attempt at dressing the bouse, but certain 
sections were too conspicuous by their lack 
of population. 

Owing to Miss Helene Collne's failure to show 
up, for no particular reason according to Mr. . 
Darling, Reno substituting, the bill was some- 
what rearranged than programmed. Piolert 
and S colloid opened with an effective comedy 
juggling turn, Miss Scofield, besides assisting . 
with an endless stream of patter, very ably""! 
rendering a "lonesome" ballad, In a surprising- 
ly clear and resonant voice. Miss Scofield 
will not go wrong should she attempt another v 
vocal solo, especially so considering tbe ehort 
ten minute length of the act, which includes , 
a little over-stalling and playing up of certain 
stunts. The Two Jesters, a New Act, held down 
No. 2 spot ably. Hackett and Dolmar, pro- 
gramme J to close, were brought down to third 
spot in Miss Collno's programmed position, and 
acquitted themselves nobly with their terpal- 
chorean art The heat muBt have gotten Harry 
Delmar, as his solo offering was a little off 
color. Jack Ingllss, following, sold his wares' 
to a receptive bunch of cash customers, later 
doing an osculation bit on the Jury of Jimmy 
Hussey's act following, headlining, and closing 
the first section. There Is an overdose of the ' 
shimmy thing in the turn, which, while played 
up strongly and forcibly gotten across, leaven 
something to be desired, especially on the Tot 
Quakers end of it Being heralded as the I 
killer of the shimmle thing in a Chicago cab- 
aret, on which murder charge she Is up for " 
trial in Hussey's exclusive shimmle police sta- 
tion, a practical demonstration of tho shiver- 
ing art, (Toes not entirely satisfy, especially 
so when Loretta McDonald, of Frisco fame, 
has shown us something different Oven In the 
self-same act, BUI worsley shakes at, more 
effectively than his female partner. ■"■-■' 

Following Topics of the Day, a short Pathe 
reel, just arrived, was exhibited showing Gen. 
Pershing's arrival. What mattered it, if halt 
of it was inserted material. It showed how 
fast those Pathe laboratory folks can work 
when they want to. Elizabeth M. Murray, re- 
suming the vaudeville, was well received by the 
lower floor contingent, but her voice did not 
quite carry beyond tbe mezzanino loges. James. 
C. Morton and his family pulled down a good " 
sized bit, with bis lively hoofing toward the 
end, although he reaortod to several "released" . 
gags for laughs, including the "there's many , 
a dirty dish in the sink" and "when you are 
40, I'll change you for two twenties," et at. 
An upper box plant aided matters some, a pro- 
hibition hearse later sending them off big, fore- 
ing Jim to a short speech. 

Phil Baker, like Ben Bernie, bis former part- 
ner, going it alone, and using some of the 
material and tbe same style that was common 
to them both In the two-aot. This includes 
the sure-fire Yiddish "Over There" number.! 
Baker opens with an effective "plug" of one 
of his own numbers "Lovers Lane Is Crowded 
Again," and departed tbe hit of the evening, 
stopping the show, thanks to Jo-Jo Lee, a 
' pluggers" plant, mugging and voice. In ah 
upper box. Jo-Jo did his "plugging" share by 
singing a couple of his publishing house's 
numbers, besides acting as comedian to Baker's 
straight, thereby killing two birds, and affect- 
ing two pocket books, at one throw. Reno 
closed the vaudeville with his comedy cycle 
panto work. Klnograms concluded tbe enter- . 
tainment to a well nigh empty bouse, with the 
exodus beginning at the inception of the last 
tur °. ^** 

AMERICAN ROOF. 

Displaying nothing until after Intermission, 
tbe American Roof show the first half had a 
difficult time making an impression on an 
audience that was too over-heated and eagerly 
looking forward. to the Intermission and the 
lemonade, but it was not entirely the latter 
that made them so anxious for the first halt 
to end as It dragged through from start to 
finish. 

Mae and Mack (New Acts) opened the vaude- 
ville portion after a Vltagraph comedy of no 
consequence, with the El Roy Sisters (New 
Acts), No. 2, doing little to start the show ' 
right. Work and Kent, a male team going la 
for acrobatics, both doing a drunk. The turn 
has a -few laughs, but tbe talk can be strength- 
ened materially, Johnson Bros, and Johnson,' 
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BILLS NEXT WEEK (SEPT. 15) 



In Vasderllle Theatre* 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinee, when not otherwise Indicated.) 

Tl>« bills below are grouped In divisions, according to the *w»»»iwg offices they are supplied 

from. 

The manner In which these bills are printed, doe* not denote the relative Importance of 

arts nor their program positions. 
/ • Before name Indicates act is now doing new torn, or reappearing after tjfcaasjae, from 

vaudeville, or appearing In city where listed for the first time. 

B. F. KEITH 

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Palace Theatre Building, New Terk City 



Triephoee: 



NEW YORK CITY 
_,' Keith'* Palace 
Frisco & Band 
Wheaton ft Carroll 
Rae Samuels 
Robins 

Jazzland Novel 
"For Pity's Sake" 
Raymond & Schram 
Logan ft Geneva 
(One to fill) 
• Keith's Alhambra 
Sordini ft Rice 
Hormone Shone Co 
Fallon ft Brown 
Regal & Moore 
Ben Bernie 
Sully ft Houghton 
Kenny ft Corlne 
Ferry 

H & Q Ellsworth. 
Keith's Colonial 
Charlie King Co 
Mosconl Bros 



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Walters ft Walters 
"Military Maids" 
-(Two to fill) 

BROOKLYN 
Keith's Boahwiek 

Fierlot ft Sconeld 
Tony .•• 
Jas C Morton Co 
V & E fctanton 
Klngsley Benedict 
Olsen & Johnson 
MaBon Keeler Co 
Lillian Fitzgerald 
Besye Clifford 
Keith's Orphemn 
Nippon Duo 
Kerr & Weston 
Smith ft Austin 
Dooley & Sales 
Carlos Sebastion Co 
Jack Inglla 
Elizabeth Murray 
Jlmmle Hussey Co 



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^"Ragged Edge" 

McMahon Diamond 

*Luba Mehrofl Co 
Jack Hanley 
Alfred Farrell Co 
Kelt*'* Riverside 

Camilla's Birds 
Stanley ft Blrnes 
Lee Kohlmar Co 
Walter C Kelly 
"Kiss Me" 
Cameron Sisters 
Dickinson ft Deago 
'Fat Rooney 

Keith's Royal 
Breen Family 
Helene DavlB 
Diane & Rubinl 
Davis & Darnell 
' "Playmates" 
Frank Crumlt 
Emma Car us Co 
Brendel & Bert 
Mme Herman 

Kelth'a H. O. H. 

2d half (11-14) 
George Buck 
Leonard ft Willard 
Phillips ft Eby 
Bert Howard 
(Others to fill) 

1st halt (16-17) . 
Barbette 
Tom Nawn Co 
Mack ft Earl 
Shelton Brooks & O 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (18-21) 
Dancing Demons 
Spink & Tate 

Proctor'- 125th St 
2d half (11-14) 

Alfred 'Farrell Co 
"tson 

(Others to fill) 
1st half (15-17) 

Lester Raymond Co 

(Others to fill) 
2d half (18-21) 

garfleld & Smith 
arry Rellly Co 
Walters & waiters 
Mullen & Francis, 
Keith's 81st St' 
Clinton & Rooney 
Gallagher & Rolley 
Bllllo Qaxton Co 
Charlie Irwin 
Rbea Co 

Proctor's est*. St. 
Col Diamond & R 
Lee Stoddard 
Bessie Rempel Co 
(Others to fill) 

2d half 
Will H Armstrong 
Jaok Marley 
Gray & Graham 
•Worth Waiting 4 
Roland Travers Co 
-Proctor's 5th, Ave. 
2d half (11-14) 
' Clinton & Rooney 
"Mimic World" 
'Brooks & George 
•Zella Nevada Co 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
i Lorner Girls 
(One to All) 
.1st half (15-17) 
Billy. Rhodes 
i Larry Rellly Co 
-Pressler Klass ft S 
(Others to fill) 
2d half (18-21) 






Barbette 



■Petticoats" 
Maok ft Earl 
(Others to fill) 
Proctor's 23rd St. 

2d half (11-14) 
The Brightens . 
Chas Bartholomew 
Barry Girls 



2d half (11-14) 
F ft M Br it ton 
Gonne & Albert 
Texas 4 

Dancing Demons 
(Others to fill) 

Kelth'a Prospect 

2d half (11-14) 
Rice & Werner 
Prf essler Klass ft S 
(Others to nil) 

1st half (16-17) 
Earl Ricard 
"Petticoats" 
•DuFor Boys 
(Others to fill) 

Halsey 
Walter J Hayes / 
Hoyt 8 

Hall ft Brown • 

4 Cliffords 
Melnotte & Leedam 
Erford'a Sensation 

2d half 
Merrlgan & Howarth 
Pratt Maye Co 
Art Smith 
4 Woodrow Girls 
The. Voyage 

ALBANY 
Proctor's 

(Troy split) 
Wilbur & Luke 
Brown & Jackson 
Antes ft Winthrop 
Ryan & Hayes 
Sylvester Sohaetter 
ALLENTOWN 
Orpheuaa 
Wikolla & Kahakaloa 
M & J Dove 
Anderson ft Burt 
Brennan ft Rule 

2d half 
Kennedy & Nelson 
Althoff Sis 
Al Shay ne 
(Two to fill) 
ALTOONA 
Orphean* 

2 Earls 
Fred Elliott 

J & W Hennlngs 
U S Carola S 

3 Twins 

2d half 
McConnack a Wlneklll 
Grey ft Byron 

ATLANTA 

Lyric 

(Birmingham" split) 

1st half 
Novelty Clinton 
Bronsoh ft Rlszo 
"Love in Suburbs" 
C ft M Dunbar 
Syncopated Stepper 

AUBURN 

Jefferson 
J ft I Melba 
Nip ft O'Brien 
Carmen's Mln 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
Exposition 4 
Regal ft Mack 
Dobbs ft Welch 
Concert Review 
BALTIMORE 
Maryland 
Lillian ft Twin Bro 
Hughes Mus Duo 
Columbia & Victor 
Harry Cooper 
Masterelngers 
Marmein Sis Co 
Belle Baker 
Wilson Aubrey 8 

BINGHAMTON 
Stone 

1st half (16-17) 
Geo Alexander 
Walman ft Berry 
Coakley ft Dunlevy 



CHTTO AND CHTTO 
Bryant 7KS 

CHIYO KASUYA ft CO. 

Japanese Importers of Bllia. Posse* 8ilk imlrot- 
derad Kimono*. CUaawua Bilk supper* ate, 

SPECIAL PRICH FOB PKOnBSaiON 

Putnam Bldi.. Salts «S. I4M BraaSwajr, New Yerfc CJty 

CHIYO AND CHTTO 



BIRMINGHAM 

Lyric 
(Atlanta split) 
1st halt 
Swor & Westbrook 
Hawthorne ft Cook 
ThoB Jackson Co 
Lillian Herlein Co 
3 Lordons 

BOSTON 
Br-F. Keith's 
Willie Hale ft Bros 
Ryan & Ryan 
'Rainbow Cocktail 
Walter Brower 
Louise Gunning Co 
Patrlcola 

Chas Grapewln Co 
Texas Comedy 4 
Equllla Bros 
BUFFALO 
Shea's 
Rekoma 

Shaw & Campbell 
-Eadle ft Ramsden 
Prescott 



Chas Wilson 
Clark ft Bergman 
Bobble ft Nelson 
Reynolds Donegan Co 

CLEVELAND 

Hippodrome 
8 Bullowa Girls 
Fenton ft Fields 
Claire Vincent Co 
Mary Howard Co 
Ward Bros 
B ft L Hearn 
BUlle Shaw Co 
3 Nltos 
((One to fill) 

COLUMBIA, 8. C. 
Colombia 

(Charleston split) 
1st half 
The Keeleys 
Harmon ft Francis 
Van Sheldon Co 
University 3 
Adonis ft Dog 

COLUMBUS 
B. F. Keith's 

3 NitOS 



Jason ft Halg 
O'Nell ft Keller 

Morris ft Campbell Harry Tlnney Co 
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CAMDEN 
Towers 

Belmonts Co 
Manning Sis 
Walter Renner Co 
Eddie Foyer 
"Jumble Inn" 
2d half 
Rudinoff 

Wells Virginia ft W 
Chinese Jass 3 
Billy Gleason 
Melody of Youth 
CANTON . 
■ LyeeausB 
Margot ft Francois 
QUI ft Veak 
"16,000 a Tear" 
Adolphus Co 
(Others to fill)* 



Alan Rogers 
American Ace 
(One to fill) 

DAYTON 
B. F. Kelth'a 

(Opening week) 
Mus Hunters 
Lewis ft White 
McLallan ft Carson 
Toto 
R.<\eB Ball ft Bro 

EABTON 

Able O. H. 
Kennedy ft Nelson 
Althoff Sis 
Sterling Star 4 
(Two to Ml) ' 
2d half 
Wikolla ft Kahakaloa 



TOURING ORPBEUM CIRCUIT 

MADGE MAITLAND 

With "THE MEGAPHONE WALLOP" 



CHARLESTON, S. C. 
Victory 
(Columbia split) 
1st half 
Murray Sis 
Stevens & Bordeaux 
Lehr Edmonds ft M 
De Feron 8 
(One to fill 
CHARLOTTE, N. C. 
Academy < 
(Roanoke split) 
1st half 
Swain's Cats 
Jennie Mlddleton 
Percy Pollack Co 
Leroy ft M Hart 
Mullen ft Corrella 
CHATTANOOGA 

Rlalto 
(Knoxvllle split) 
1st half 
The Gerards 
Helen Miller 
Meanest Man 
Jones & Greenlee 
Peyton Howard ft L 
CHESTER 
Adgemont 
Rudinoff 

Wells Virginia ft W 
Chinese Jaas 8 
Billy Gleason 
Melody of Youth 

2d halt 
3 Meltords 
8 Manning 81s 
Walter Fenner Co 
Eddie Foyer 
"Jumble Inn" • 
CINCINNATI 
B. »F. Keith's 
(Sunday opening) 
(Opening Week) 
Love ft Wilbur 
Hobson ft Beatty 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Owen McGlveney 



M ft J Dove 
Anderson & Burt 
Brennan ft Rule 
"Love of Mika" 

ERIE, PA. 

' Colonial 

Claire ft Atwood 
R C Faulkner 
Ford & Urma 
Imhoff Conn ft C 
Harvey Heney ft G 
Dare Bros 

GRAND RAPIDS 
Empress 
Davis ft Pelle 
Oga Towage Co 
Fixing Furnace 
Lew Hawkins 
Alia Maskova Co 
Marino ft Maley 
Billy Bouncer Co 

HAMILTON 
Lyric 
Juggling Nelson 
McKentys 
Fred Payne 
"Man Hunt" 
D Brenner 
The Lelghtons 
Bostock T s School 
HARRISBURG, PA. 

Msjestle 
McCormick ft Winehlll 
Green Miller & G 
Henry & Moore 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Fred Elliott 
J ft W Hennlng 
U S Carola 8 
3 Twins 
INDIANAPOLIS 
B. F. Keith's 
(Sunday openln 
(Opening Wee] 
Gt Johnson 
McShane & Hatha 
Dawson Sis ft S 



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room 20s, Patsaa BaUsun 
l»3 Broadway NSW YORK CITY 

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E 4 E Adair 
Frank Gaby 
Marie Lo Co 
(Others to fill) 

JACKSONVILLE 
Arcade 

(Savannah split) 
1st half 
Norman Talma 
Largey ft Snee 
Renn ft Wenyss T 
Rlggs ft Ryan 
Elm City 4 

JERSEY CITY 
B. F. Keith's 

2d half (11-14) 
Dennis Bros 
Earl Ricard 
Beatrice Morgan Co 
Gordon & Marlln 
Billy Schoen 
The Brads 

1st half (15-17) 
Elisabeth Mayne 
"Poughkeepsle" 
(Others to fill) 

2d half (18-21) 
The Levolos 
M Montgomery Co 
2 Jesters 
(Others to fill) 
JOHNSTOWN, pa 

Majestic 
(Pittsburgh split) 

1st half 
"Del-A-Phone" 
B & B Ross 
Dorothy Richmond 
Hickman Bros 
M ft J Dunedln 

KNOXVILLE 

Btjon 

(Chattanooga split) 

1st halt 
Bollinger ft Reynol 
Nelson ft Barry 
Harry Hayward Co 
Chung Wba 4 
Pot Pourri 

LANCASTER 
Colonial • 
Donna Montran 
Ed Janis Co 
Geo Mack 
Memories 

2d halt 
Babcock ft Dorilda 
Will Oakland Co 
Lang ft Shaw 
8 Alvarettaa 
LOUISVILLE, KY. 
B. F. Keith's 
(Nashville split) 
1st half 
Permane ft Shelly 
Reiff Bros ft M 
Almont & Dumont 
Adler ft Dunbar 
Melody Maids 
LOWELL 
B, F. Keitla's 
F ft B Carmen 
Marguerite Padula 
Eddie Herron Co 
Miller ft Bradford 
Doree's Celebrities 
Geo Yeoman 
Jordan Girla 

MOBILE, ALA. 
• Lyric 
(New Orleans split) 

1st half 
Albert Donnelly 
Elinda Tiffany 
Grew ft Pates 
Billy Hart Co 
Hedley 8 

MONTGOMERY 
Grand 

2d half (18-31) 
The Demacas 
Charlotte Worth 
John R Gordon Co 
T Moore Co 
The Randalls 

MONTREAL 

■ Prince*! 
Potter ft Hartwell 
Conlln ft Glass 
Kirksmith Sis 
Magic Glasses 
Finlay ft Hill 
Jos Bernard Co 
Sidney Phillips 
Artistic Treat 

MT. VERNON 

Proctors 
2d half (11-14) 
Du For Boys 
Howard ft Clark 
Ruth Roye 
(Others to fill) 
NASHVILLE, TENN 
Princess 
(Louisville split) 
1st halt 
Gualona ft Margare 
McCormack & Mall 
Eleanor Cochran Co 
Halliday ft Wlllette 
Avery ft O'Nell 
NEWARK, N. J. 

Proctor's 
2d half (11-13) 
Blllle Seaton Co 
Eva Fay 

Hunting ft Francis 
Bee Palmer Band 
Harry Cooper 
Wme ft Wolf us 
NEW ORLEANS 
Palace 
(Mobile split) 
1st half 
J Small ft Sis 
Murray Bennett 



"S" where France" 
Cooper ft Rlcardo 
Amoros Sis 
NEWPORT NEWS 

Olympic 
(Petersburg split) 

1st halt 
Delma & Kolb 
Morgan ft Auger 
Nat Jerome Co 
Bert Fltsgibbon 
Girl in Frame 
NORFOLK, VA. 

Academy 
(Richmond split) 

1st half 
Variety Girls 
John T Ray Co 
Halliday ft Burns 
8 Howards 
Auger ft Packer 

3 Howards 

OTTAWA 

Dominion 
Jack Lavere 
Brown Sis 
Una Clayton Co 
Hamilton .ft Barnes 
Valleeeppi Leopards 

PETERSBURG, YA. 

Century 
Newport News split 

1st half 
De Voy ft Dayton 

4 Bangards 
Hamlin ft Mack 
Peck & .Mclntyre 
The Xltaros ; 

PHILADELPHIA 

Glrmrtf 
Heyataki Japs 
Early Laight Co 
Marlcel ft Montgomery 
Sid Townee 

2d half 
Geo Mack 
Green Miller ft G 
Winkle & Dean 
(One to fill) 

Keystone 
Jack Martin Co 
Morgan ft Cloter 
The Financiers 
Phil Davis 
"Some Bull" 

Wan, Pens 
Winkle ft Dean 
Will Oakland Co 
M ft A Clark 
(Two to fill) 

2d half * 

Heyatti Japa 
Bob Randall 
Nancy Boyer Co 
Allman ft Nally 
Every Sailor 
PITTSBURGH 
Davto 
Asahi Tr. . 
TUyou & Rogers 
Josephine ft Hennln 
Hallen ft Hunter 
Emmett De Voy Co 
Diamond ft 'Brennan 
Primrose 4 
Horllck ft Sarampa 
(One to fill) 

Sheridan Sq. 

(JohnBtown split) 
1st half 
Armstrong ft Down 
Keegan & Edwards 
Mary Maxfleld Co 
Billy Shoen 
Wire ft Walker 

Harris 
Van ft Pierce 
Wilcox Le Croix Co 
Tourestl 
Duval ft Lee 
E J Moore 
(Three to fill) 

PORTLAND, HE. 

B. P. Keith's 
BraminoB 
Orvllle Stamm 
Walsh & Edwards 
The Briants 
Barry Girls 
Cressy & Dayne 

PROVIDENCE 
B. F. Keith's 

(Opening Week) 
Dancing- Kenedys 
Quixey 4" 
Herman ft Shirley 
Klllam ft O'Dare 
Harriet Remple Co. 
Creole Fashion Plat 
Gretchen Eastman 
Lew Dockstader 
Lee Rodriguez 
READING 
Hipp 
Saxton & Farrell 
Julia Curtis 
Little Cottage 
(Other to fill) 

2d half 
4 Ahrens 
Henry & Moore 
Sterling Sax 4 
(One to All) 
RICHMOND 
Lyric 
(Norfolk split) 

1st half 
Richards 
Lewis & Dunbar 
Sllbar & Duval Co 
Vlnie Daly Co 
Hadji Sambolo Co 
ROANOKE, VA. 

Roanoke 
(Charlotte split) 

1st half 
The Pelots 
Jewell & Raymond 



DENTIST 
CHICAGO 



DR M. G. CAST 

MeVlckWi Tkaatrs Bids. 

Special Betas te tfts 

Profession 



Cranberries 
Gertrude Van Dyke 
Welch Mealy ft M 
SAVANNAH, GA. 

Bljon 
(Jacksonville split) 

1st half 
Levering 2 
Rector Weber ft L 
Business Proposal 
Marie Stoddard 
Jonla & Hawaliana 
SCHENECTADY 
Proetot*a 
Nolan ft Nolan 
Leon Varvara 
4 Buttercups 
Dale ft Bureb. 
Chas Abeam Tr 

2d half 
Samsted ft Marlon 
Crawford ft Broderlck 
E May Hall Co 
Wilson Bros 

SYRACUSE 
Crescent 
Fred Eldrldge 
Nat Lefflngwell 
Burns & Garry 
Concert Review 
Laurel Lee 

2d half 
DaLano ft Pike 
Walman ft Berry 
I ft B Smith 
Jovedah De Rajah 

Tesaplc ' 
Samsted ft Marion 
Exposition 4 
Crawford ft Broderlck 
Dobbs ft Welch 
Ethel M Hall Co 
Ideal 

2d half 
Nolan ft Nolan 
Leon Varvara 
4 Buttercups 
Coakley ft Dunlevy 
Dale ft Burch 
Ideal 

TOLEDO 
B. F. Kelth'a 
Stars of Toyland 
Ann Gray 
Cartwell & Harris 
Wellington's Surprise 
Bowman Bros 
Nat Nazarro Co 
Elinor & Wms 
Magleys 



"Night in Trenches" 
Whipple Huston Co 
Powers ft Wallace 
Corinthians 
Sablna ft Goodwin 
Rosamond Johnson Co 
UNION HBLL 
Lincoln 

3 Melfords . 
Dot Marcelle 
Chas Dingle Co 
Bway Gems 

2d half 
Emma Darras 
Kuhn T Girls 
Early Laight Co 

2d half 
Walter J Hayes 
Markee ft Montgomery 
Chas Dingle Co 
M ft A Clark 
Erfords Sensation 
TROY 

Proctor's 
, (Albany split) - 

. 1st half 
Modern Mirage 
Lane ft Harper 
WASHINGTON 
B. F. Keith's 
Rinaldo Bros 
Dewal & Symonds 
Berk ft Valda 
Alice Hamilton 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Williams ft Wolfua 
Bee Palmer Co 

4 Meyakos 

WILMINGTON 

Gai-rlek 

Geo Bock 
Herbert's Dogs 
Otto ft Sheridan 
Baldwin Deane Co 
Scotch Lassies 
Geo Armstrong 
Challen & Kike 
YONKERS 
Proctor's 
Le Pollu 

Worth Waiting 4 
Marshall Montgome 
F ft N Britton 
Howard ft Clark 

2d half 
Lee Stoddard 
Flske ft Lloyd 
4 Janaleys 
Rogers ft Finn 
(Two to fill) 



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TORONTO 
Shea's 

Worden Bros 
Zardo 

Helen Gleason 
Walzer ft Dyer 
Wilbur Mack Co 
Julia Kelety 
Myers ft Noon 
Shea's Hipp 
Elaine ft Tltanla 
Stewart ft Neff 
Zelaya 
Sherman Van ft H 

TRENTON 

Taylor O. H. 

Maria 

Babcock ft Dorilda 
Every Sailor 
Lang & Shaw 
3 Alyarettas 
Green ft Lafell 



YORK. PA. 
Opera Hoarse 

Bob Randall 
Grey ft Byron 
Al Shayne 
4 Ahrens 
(One to All) 

2d halt 
Saxton ft Farrell 
Julia Curtis 
Little Cottage 
(One to fill) 

YOUNGSTOWN 
Kip 
Dancing McDonalds 
Meredith *t Snoozer 
E Carr Co 
Wright ft Dietrich 
Rath Budd 
Sallle Fisher Co ' 
Ward ft Van 
Prosper ft Maret 



Poll Circuit 



BRIDGEPORT 

Poll's 
Jesse Reed 
3 Beattles 

Demarest ft Collette 
Huber Dyer ft P 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
Kartelll 
Octavio ~ 
. Lewis ft Norton 
K ft C 8 
(One to fill) 

"Plasa 
Billy Young Co 
McCormack & W 
SylveBter Family 

2nd half 
Ross ft Marr 
Raymond Wyle Co 
Al Lester Co 
African Opera 



HARTFORD . 

Palace 
Mardo ft Hunter 
Chief Tendahoe 
Holmes ft Lavere 
Ash ft Hyams 
6 American Girls 

2nd half 
The Nellos 
Earn ft Sundhlne 
McCormack ft Wal 
Mc-Dermott ft H 
■Emily Darrell 
Rosetlme 

NEW HAVEN 
Palace 
Octavio 

Keene ft White 
Lewis ft Norton . 
Larimer Hudson 

2nd half 
Prlnoeton Girls 



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Official Dentist to the N. V. A. 

14*6 Bree*:way (Pstaaa ■anilei). Ns» Ysrk 






Jessie Reed '■"- 
Lemarest & Collette 
Hubert Dyer Co 
(One to fill) 
SCR ANTON 
Poll'* 
(WilkesBarre split) 

1st half 
Jolly J Jones 
Bubero 

Bruce Duffett Co 
Luckie & Harris 
BAB Clnrad 

SPRINGFIELD 

Palace 

Lorraine ft George 

Mallally McCar Co 

Emily Darrell 

"4 Of Us" 

Boy A Arthur 
2nd half 

L & B Dwyer 

Henry J Kelly 

Bert Baker Co 

Mayo ft Irwin 

La Toys Models 
WATER BUR Y 
V Poll's 

Kartelll 

De Lyle Girls . V 

Rosetime 

HcOermott & Hea 
- La Toys Models 
2nd half 

3 Beattles ' 



Mardo ft Hunter 
Holmes & Lavere 
Lorrane & George 
Larimer Hudson Go 
WILKES BARRB 

Pell's 
(Scranton split) 
1st half 
Dancing Humphries 
Holmes ft Wells 
Martha Hamilton Co 
Gllda ft Phillips 
De Feo Opera Co 
WORCESTER 

Poll's 
L & B Dwyer 
Malcombe & L* Mar 
Bert Baker Co 
Mayo A Irwin " 
Ceclle Eldrid ft. C 

2nd half 
Elumkett A States 
Keene ft White 
"4 Of Us" 
6 Americas Girls 

Flam 
Rosa ft Marr 
Henry J Kelly 
McCarthy ft Faye 
Patrick & Otto 
Princeton Oirls 
• 2nd half ■ 
De Lyte Girls 7 
Ma Hay McCarth Co 
Barbour & Lynn 
Eskimo ft Seals 



CHICAGO B. F. KEITH 

VaudeTllle Bechance 
Chleaco 



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RATTLE CREEK 
BIJon 
Marr ft Dwyer Girls 
Evelyn May Co 
Willing BenUey ft W. 
Powell Tr 

2d half ; 
Rowland Irvin & H > - 
Burke Bros ft K 
Geo P Randall Co 
A. & F Stedman ! 
"Miniature Revue" 
BAT CITY 
BIJon 

2d half 
Hordes Duo 
•Help" 
Bill Pruitt 
> Bullowa Girls 

FLINT 

Palace 

Tuscanno Bros ' 
Bond Wilson Co 



"The Intruder" 
Kalalahul's Hawaiian* 
kokowo, ind. 

T Sine 
F & D Norman 
Anna Francis 
Adams Trio 
James Lie liter , 
"Love & Kisses" 

2d half 
RIalto & LaMont 
Dale ft Boyle 
Billy Miller Co 
York ft Marks 
"Full of Pep" 
LAFAYETTE 

Family : 

2d half 
PAD Norham > 
The Brads 
"Love ft Kisses" 
Neal Abel « 

Mclntyres 



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LEE MUCKERFUSS 

Now Associated With 

ARTHUR KLEIN 

314 Strand Theatre BJdg, New York 

Booklnr Exelnsively With 
B. F. KEITH AND ORPBEUH CIRCUITS 

* V - . 

Ereryone cordially invited to call. 
'Phone' er Wits 



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Baxley ft Porter 
Walters ft Herman' 
Kalalahul's Hawallanr 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Marr 6 Dwyer Girls 
The Royces • . 
Cam lie Person! Co 
C & M Cleveland 
Powell Troupe : 
FT. WAYNE i 
Palace 

3 Ander Bisters ■"• < 
Doria ft Merlless 
Billy Miller Co 
Jack Halligan . 
A & F Stedman ' 
"Snap Shots" • 

^ 2d half 
Chas McGoods 
James Llchter 
LeRoy ft Harvey 
Temple 4 
Mabel Harper Co 
"Telephone Tangle" 

JACKSON 

Orpheum 
Wills Gilbert Co 
How land Ervln A H 
Geo P Randall Co 
Lou Wilson 
"Miniature Revue" 

2d half 
2 Carltons 
Evelyn May Co 
Norris Baboons 
(Two to fill) 

KALAMAZOO 
Majestic 

2d half 
J ft J Burns 
Pearson Trio 

4 Jacks and Queen 



LANSING "■'. 
BJJoo 
J ft J Brims 
"Three Chums" 
Camile Person! Co 
C ft M Cleveland 
Norris Baboons 
LOGANSFORT, IND. 
Colonial 
2d half 
Adams Trio 
Smith ft Farmer 
MUSKEGON? 
MICH. 
Regent > 
Mclntyres 
BUUe ft Dot 
"The Intruder" 
Dick Hamlin 
S Serenaders 
2d half 
Dora & Merilees 
The Kemps 
Bond Wilson Co 
8 Chums 
Lew Wilson 
OWOSSO, HIGH. 
Strand 
2d half 
Blllle ft Dot 
Dick Hamlin 
Wills Gilbert Co 
SAGINAW 
Jeffraa Strand 

2 Carltons 
Rose ft Thorne 
"'Help Help" 
The Royces 

3 Bullowa Girls 

2d half 
Tuscano Girls " ' 
Baxley & Porter 
"Half Way House" 
Waters ft Herman 



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Jewelers to the Professloa 

LIBERTY BONDS AOCtPTIO ' Tet. J«»t S7I 



BOSTON B. F. KEITH. 

VaaderilU Siehange 
Beaton 



BOSTON 

Boston 
Gossler ft Lusby 



Foley & La Tour 
"Rubevllle" 
2d half 



Bob Fern Al Lltt Co Tojette A Bennett 



Wood & Wyde 
Basil Lynn Co ' 
Tamak Duo 
Gordon's Scolly So.. 
Jerome ft Newell 
Shea ft Carroll 
Lottie Wms Co 
Ellis ft Irfwia 
.Ramsdell ft Deyo 
Gordon's Wash. St. 
Joe Sherman 
Dancing Dorant 
Chas Seamon 
Vaughn ft Dreams. 
Hill ft Ackerman 
BROCKTON 
Strand 
Al Striker 
South ft Tohin 



Klndall ft Kenneth , 
Bevan ft Flint 
Chappelle ft Stlnnet 

Waldorf 
El Cota 
Dunn Sisters 
Copes ft Hutton 
Ara Sisters 
Alexander ft Mack 
Maxlne Bros ft B 

2d half 
Hart ft Helene 
O'Connor ft Dixon 
Florence Randell Co 
Ltrcllle ft Cookie 
Mary Haynsa Co 
Cole ft Denahy 
MANCHESTER 
Palace 



i^USS^etSiJS Hart * He 1 *™ 
4 Harmony Kings Mildred VWrnore 



Cole ft Denahy 

2d half 
Louise Vernon 
Ceoll ft Bernlce 
McCarthy- ft Faye 
Ash ft Hyams 
ResUta 

CAMBRIDGE 
Go rloa'i Central 8q 
Swan ft Swan 
Bevan ft Flint 
Barbour ft Lynn 
Smith ft Kaufman 



Reslsta 
Sylvester & Vance 
Martini ft Fabrlnl 

2d half 
Osakt ft Takl 
Mumford ft Stanley 
Andre Sisters ft P 
Sandy Shaw 
•Rubevllle' 7 

NEW BEDFORD 

Gordon's Olrmpla 
Leonard ft Wlllard 
Chappelle & Stinett 



Tojette^ft Bennett Klndall ft Kenneth 
Loney Haskell 
Felix ft Fisher 

3d half 
Grand Opera 2 
Maine Bros & B 
Dave Kindler 
Smith ft Kaufman 
Swan ft Swan 
* NEWPORT 
Opera House 
Syncopated Rehearsal 
O'Connor ft Dixon 
Florence Randell Co 
Miller & Mack 
Black ft White 

2d half 
Earle ft Mullen 
Mildred Vaimore 
"A Brother Elk" 
Sylvester ft Vance 
Johnson Bros ft J 
WALTHAM 

Waldorf 
Bicknell 
Louise Vernon 
Mumford ft Stanley 
Mystic Hanson 8 

2d halt 
EI Cota 

Peggy Vincent. 
4 Harmony Kings 
Ford ft Hewitt 



2d half 
J ft B Akin 
Frank Morrell 
Foley 6 LaTour 
Hank Brown Co 
Felix ft Fisher 
DORCHESTER 
Franklin Park 
Osaki ft Takl 
Cecil ft Bernlce 
"A Brother Elk" 
Earle ft Mullen 

2d halt 
Al Striker 
Calvert & Hayes 
South ft Tobln 
Esther 8 
LEWISTON, ME. 
Haste Hnll 
J ft B Akin 
Grand Opera 2 
John -HcGowaa 
Hank Brown 
2d half 
The Mart a ins 
Leonard ft Wlllard 
Miller A Mack 
Ara Sis 

LYNN, MASS. 
Gordon'* Olyaeota 
Frank Morrell 
Morgan & Gates 



Nora Norlne 
LaRice ft Dupree 
Paul LaVarr 'A Bro 

Palace 
Lambert A Ball 
"Indoor Sports" ■ 
Grace De Mar ■ 
7 Glasgow Maids 
Village 5 
Moran Sis 3 
Hamilton Bros 
MINNEAPOLIS 
Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
U S Jazz Band 
Stevens A Holllster 
Weber ft Ridnor 
Nita Johnson 
Robbie Gordone 
Lydel ft Macy 
OAKLAND 
Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
Emma Halg 
Current of Fun, 
B ft J Crelghton 
Hayden A Brcelle 
Sutter & Dell 
Vivians 
Nell Lockwooi 
OMAHA 
Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
Trlxle Friganza 
Janis & Chaplow 
Collins ft Hart 
Clifford A Wills . 
Lachman Sisters 
Juggling Nelsons 
Harry Bines 
PORTLAND, ORB. 
Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
Nash A O'Donnell 
Ted Doner 
Dunham & O'Malley 
Rosa King ft Co. 
Ray Snow 
The Seebacks 

ST. LOUIS . 
Orpheum . . 
Rlgoletto Bros 
Master Gabriel 
Rajah 

Jerome A Herbert 
Corlne Tllton 
Edith Clifford 
Xltner A Reaney 
Bankoff ft Girlie 
ST. PAUL 
- • Orphean 

(Sunday opening) 
Blossom Seeley 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 

Palacr Theatre Building, New York City 



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OALOARY 

Orpheum 
. ; * (16-17) 
(Same bill plays' 
i Victoria 18-20) 
"Not, Yet Marie" 
Martelle 

Sidney & Townley 
Donald Roberta 
Farrell Taylor Co 
Kane Morey ft M 
Jack Marley 

CHICAGO " 

Majestle 
Henry Scott 
Lillian Shaw 
Spanish Dancers 
Macart ft Bradford 
Al Raymond 
Monte & Parte 
.Johnny Clark Co 
Peggy Bremen A Bro 

Palace 
Alan Brooks Co 
Gene Green 
Bernard ft Duffy 
Venltt Gould 
Henry Loomer 
Bob Hkll 

Everest's Monkeys 
Chick ft Chlcklets 
Llbonati 

■ State-Lake 
Anna Chandler 
Bayarr Tr 
Navassar Girts 
Fern ft Davis - 
Jas Thompson Co* 
Emerson ft Baldwin" 
Green ft Myra" 
(Twf toflH) / 
DENVER 

Orpheum 
(Tuesday opening) 
Harry Watson ft Co 
Nelson ft Chain 
Oliver ft Olp 
Mason ft Forrest 
Bailey A Cowan 
Chinese Band 
The Bradnaa 
DBS MOINES 

Orpheum 
(Sunday opening) 
Eva Shirley ft Band 
Harry Ross 
Espe ft Button 



Clifford Walker 
Garclnette Bros 
E ft J Connolly 
DTJLL'TH 
Orphean*, 
(Sunday opening) 
W'garden Violin Girls 
Lee ft Cranston 
William Ebs 
Colour Gems 
Carl EmmyVs'Pets 
Kanasawa Japs 
The Sharrocke . 

KANSAS CITY 

Orpheum 
(Sunday opening) 
Gertrude Hoffman , 
Herschel Hendcl Co 
Ben ft HSsel Mann- 
Dunham ft Edwards* 
Three Jahns 
Williams ft Mitchell 

LINCOLN 

Orpheum 
' (17-20) 
Reckless Eve 
Nellie Nichols 
Murphy ft White 
Mile Nadje 
Edwin George 
E T Alexander 
LOS ANGELES 

Orpheum 
"Putting it Over" 
Mcintosh ft Maids 
Tina Lerner 
Steve Juliuss 
Lloyd & Christy 
Marian Harris 
La- Bernlcla A Co 
Marguerite Syiva 
MEMPHIS 

Orphean 
Morgan Dancers 
Dolly Kay 
Whitfield A Ireland 
Mr ft Mrs Melbourne 
Bender ft. Meehan 
Van Cellos 
Enoz Frazer 
MILWAUKEE 

Majestle 
Frank Dobson Co 
Nina Payne 
Rockwell ft Fox 
Frisco 



Harry Green Co. 
Flo ft Ollle Walters 
Ergott's Lilliputians 
Jimmy Savo ft Co 
SALT LAKE 
Orpheum 
(Wednday opening) 
Mollie Mclntyre 
Gibson ft Cornelll 
Planovllle 
Oscar Lorraine 
Madge Mattland 
Alfred Wynn 
Lambertl 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Orpheum 

(Sunday opening) 
Julius Tannen 
Boyce Combe 
Will Ward ft Girls 
Geo Kelly A Co 
Levlatation 
Royal Gascoignes 
Lydia Barry 
Bessie Clayton 

. SEATTLE' 

Orpheum 
(Sunday opening) 
Mme Ellis A Co 
Belgian Trio * ■ 

Carl Jorn 

Tango Shoes . .-'. .- 
Regay/ft Lorraine 
Ja Da Trio - 

Burt A Rosedale 
SIOUX CITY 
-Orphean*- - • r 
Brodean A Silverm 
Dave Ferguson 
Harry Holman Co 
Shelah A Terry Co 
Sterlings 
Lloyd A Christy 
Georgia Price 

VANCOUVER 
Orpheum 
Stone & Kalis 
Meleta Bonconl 
Sybll'Vane « 
Harry Breen 
Mrs Hughes A Co 
Bell A "Wood 
WINNIPEG 
.Orphean* - 
Sweeties __. 
Comfort ft King . 
Norwood & Hall 
Kharum 
A Rasch ft Co 
Bob ft Tip - , 
Melnott Duo 
James. J. Morton 



WESTERN VAUDEVILLE 



State-Lake Theatre 
ALTON 

Hippodrome 
Romas Troupe 
Wanser.ft Palmer 

2d half 
Jeanette Childa „ 
Ward & Wilson 

V BELLVILLE 

Washington 
GAM LeFevre 
Jeanette Childa 
Pederson Bros 

2d half 
8 Eddys 
Gur Erdman 
"Little Jim" ' 
CEDAR RAPIDS 
Majestle 
Arthur West Co 
Fred Lewis 
Brown's Highlanders 
(One to fill) 

2d halt 
B A Gray 
Brlerre ft King 
Burns ft Wilson 
"Fashions a la Carte" 
Chris Richards 
Princess Kalama Co 
CHAtaPAIGN 
Orphean* 
Bimbo A James 
Watklns A Wms 
Minnie Stanley Co 
Dorothy' Vaughn 
"The New Leader" 

2d half 
Wyoming Trio 
Dunbars Singers 
Jac H Cullen. 
Mar let tefl Manikins 
(One to fill) 

CHICAGO 
American' 
Wlllard A Jones 
Arthur Jennings CO 
Gub Erdman 
Follette Pearl A W 
"MiSB 1820" 
(One to All) 

2d half 

3 Ander Girls 
Tribble A Thomas 
Eddie Hume Co 
Polly Oz & Chick 
(Two to fill) 

Kedste 
Kenny Mason &.S 
CAT Harvey 
Betty Fredericks Co 
B A E Gordon 

4 Johnsons . . 

2djiatf 
Taylor Triplets 
Sosrnan A Sloane 
Jack Gardner Co 
Bobby Hen shaw- 
Arthur LaVtne Co 

Lincoln 
Tribble A Thomas 
Eddie Hume Co 



Bnildln*-. CMesg* 
Jack Ro thai 
B A J Gray 
(Two to fill) 

Yd half 
4 Johnsons ' ■' 
Lizzie Raymond Co 
Follette Pearl ft W 
Byal ft Early Rev 
(Two to fill) 

COLLINSVTLLE 
■'.••.:•:■•■'• Orpheum 

U4) v 
G ft M LeFevre 
(One to fill) 

(16-17) 
LaFrance Bros 
Simpson ft Dean 

.(18-20) 
Bob Brown 
(One to fill) 
DAVENPORT 
■-..'..' Columbia ■ 
Lasova & Gllraore 
Brlerre ■& King 
"Brazilian Helrestf' 
Clayton ftLennie 
J A J Gibson . 

2d half 
Kremka Bros 
C A T Harvey.. . 
McLalne Gates Co 
Orth A Cody 
Moran A Wiser 
DECATUR 

Empvesn 
M Whitman ft Picks 
Orren A Drew 
Maryland Blnsrere 
James H Cullen 
Marlettes Manikins - 

2d half . 
Bimbo ft James 
Watklns. ft Wms 
Minnie Stanley Co 
Dorothy Vaughn 
"The New Leader" 
DUBUQUE 

Maieatle 
PIpafax & Panlo 
Arnold ft Taylor 
Jack Gardner Co 
Dewltt & Gunther 
Princess Kalama Co 

DULUTH 
Grand 
• Aerial Eddys 
Virginia's Belles 
%Weir A King 
Bernlce LaBar Co 
(One to All) 

2d half 
"Perfection Girls" 
Falrman A Patrick 
Clifton A Dale 
Dave Manley ' 
"Holiday In Dlxlel'd" 
E. ST. LOUIS, ILL. 

Erbern 
"Little Jim" 
Marcel Marlon 
"Going Some" 



2d half 
Frear Baggett ft F 
Lee & Lawrence 
Daisy Duga 4 
M 'Whitman ft Picks 

EVANSVILLE 

Grand 

(Terre Haute split) 

1st half 
Weber Beck A F 
Manning A Hall 
"Melody Garden" 
Janks & Allen 
Delton Marrena ft D 
(One to fill) 
FREMONT. NEB. 
Wall • 

2d half 
Eddie ft Lillian 
Lowry A Kathlyn 
Henry Gunson 
Waldstlen ft Daley 

GRAND ISLAND, 
NEB. 
; Majestte 
I 1st half 
LaMay 8isters 
Bud Molntyre 
Knight A Gall 
Bally Hoo 8 

. GR-V N ITE CITY 
Washington 

* :.• (!♦) 
T'Qirl in Basket': 
•* Winchell A Green 

(16-17) 
"Days Long Ago" 
Bob Brown .• • 

(18-20) 
LaFrance Bros . 
Simpson A Dean': 
GREEN BAY 
Orphean* 

2d half v 
Law ton ,1 , 

Williams ft Taylor 
Keating ft Walton 
"Beg of World" 
MADISON 

Orpheum 
Lawton' 

Byal ft Early Revue 
Wilson ft Wilson 
"Beg of World" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
' DeWltt ft Gunter 
Betty Fredericks Co 
Jack Qaterman 
"Brazilian Heiress" 
(One to fill) 

MINNEAPOLIS 
Grand 
Frawley ft West 
LUckl ft Yost 

- Tracer Palmer ft T 
(One to fill) ' 

. Palace 
Zeeda "ft Hoot 
Leonard A West. 
Mario's Orchestra 
Britt Wood ■ '■'=;', 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Beck & Stone 
Dalaey Dean Co • 
Walton ft Bradt 
PIpafax ft Accomplice 
(One to fill) 

MOLINE 
Palace 
"The Suburbanites" 
Stone ft Hayes 
Gilbert ft Saul 
"Fashloas a la Carte" 
(One to fill) 

2d hal* ■>■ 
"Girl In Moon" 

- Arnold ft Taylor 
Salon Singers 
Clayton A Lennle 
3 Melvln Bros . 

ROCKFOBD 

•■ Psleee,-" 
VOn Mississippi" 
Chris Richards . 
1 "Girl- in Moon" 
(Two to^fill) 

2d half 
Gilbert ft Saul 
Stone A Hayes 
"Miss 1920" 
(Two to fill), 

ST. LOUIS 

Columbia 
Frear Baggott ft F 
Kerr A Ensign 
Nanna Sullivan Co 
"Oh Auntie" 






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-"•' 2d half 
GAM LeFevre 
Nick Hufford 
Wanzer A Palmer 
Romas Troupe 

Grand, 
Armstrong A Nevill 
Donaldson A Gerald 
Evans & Slater 
Winchell A Green 
Chief Little Elk 
Hugo Lutgens \ 
Raines A Avey 
Fre LaReine 

RIalto 
Sarnaroft ft Sohla 
Nick Hufford 
John Marsden Co 
Ward ft Wilson 

3 Eddys 
2d half 

Pederson Bros 
Kerr A Ensign ■ " 
Anderson A GOInes 
"Going Some" 

ST. PAUL 
Palsee ' t . 
Esmeralda Webb 8 ' 

Clifton i ft Dale . 
Daisey Deans Co 
Keating ft Walton 
Jupltor Trio 
„ - 2d half 
Zeeda ft Hoot ^ 
Leonard ft. West . 
Arthur DeVoy Co 
Brltt Wood 
Marlo'B Orchestra 

SIOUX CITY 
Orphean* j . 
Brodean A Silverm 
Beck ft Stone 
Harry Holman Co 
Sheila Terry Co 
Dave Ferguson Co 
' t id half 
The Sterlings 
Arthur West Co/ 
Lloyd ft Wells 
Brown's Highlanders 
Georgia Price 
Lucy Gillette 

SO. BEND, IND. 
Orphean* . 

RIalto & Lamont 
Dale ft Boylo . 

4 Jacks ft Queen 
Mabel Harper Co 
(Ono to fill) V ; 

2d half, 
j A J Gibson •; 
"Snapshots of Wttfe 
Kenny Mason ft S 
(Two to fill) y 

SPRINGFIELD 
Mnjeatlo 

Juggling- D'Armo 
Lee ft Lawrence ' 
Berrl & Jonani '. 
Leona LaMar 
Degnon ft Clifton 
(One to fill) ' r 

, IS half 
H ft N Cavana 
Orren ft Drew* :■■' Ej 
John Mara ton Co 
Leona Lamar. 
Samaroff ft Son la 
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"Perfection Girls" 
Falrman. &> Patriot 
Arthur DeVoy Co 
Dave Maney • .: '..■ f 
"HolUday in Dixie" 
\ 3d half :: i 
Aerial Eddys 
"Virginia Belles" 
Weir & Kins 
Bernlce LaBar Co 
TERRE HAUTE 

Btppodrome - 
(Evansvlllo Split) 
1st half • 
"Two Sweethearta" 
Davey Jamison ' 
Claudia Colonmn 
Roy Lapearl ' ; . 
(Two to fill) > 

WINNIPEG. 
Sirand 

Jess & Dell 
Rome ft Wager 
Flagler A Malia 
Molina 6 

2d half 
Leonard A West 
Howard ft; Lewis 
Lewis Brocades 



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MARCUS LOEW 



Putnam Bnlldlns, New York City 

NEW YORK- CITY 8 Gregorys 

American 
•Angel Bisters 



2d half 
Irma A Connlr 



*Knowles A Robert Haokett ft>-Franol# 



•Harry Lamed 
Laurie Ordway Co 
•Here ft There 
•Hackett ft Francis 
•Walter LcRoy Co 



Walter LeRoy. Co 
Jones ft Sylvester 
(One to fill) 

Lincoln 8 «. 
Caplane & Wells 



•Boudlnl ft Bernard* B ft J Gilbert 

•Irma &■ Pnnnnr f "8alvatlOO Molljr" 

MoLouBhlimft Evan 



•Irrna & Connor 

' 2d half 
•Musical Waylens 
•Buddy Doyle 
Mimic World 
*B A J Gilbert 



Clark &■ Crawford 

2d halt 

Carberry & Lorlmer 

Knowlea ft Roberts 



•LaRue ft Gresham Betty Eldred ft Co 



Bert Hanlon 
Work ft Kelt 
Greeley flq. 



Zuhn & Dreis 
•Aerial DeGroffs 

Victoria 
Carberry ft Lorlmer Musical Christies 
June Mills Co Mildred Rogers, 

Woolf A Stewart Downing ft Bunln 
Jack Qoldie Betty Eldred Co 



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Jones & Sylvester 
Chaa McGooda Co 

2d half 
Oliver 

Elrov Slaters 
Woolf & Stewart 
Johnson Bros & J 
LaDora ft Beckman 

Delsncer St. 
LaDora ft Beckman 
Buddy Doyle 
Murphy ft Klein 
LaRue & Oresham 
EClng ft Harvey 
Llbby & Nelson 

2d halt 
Cowboy Wms & D 
Angel Sisters 
Taylor ft Francis 
Brown Gardiner ft 
Wm Slsto 
Harry Lamed 

Motional 
Lawrence Bros ft T 
Dave Thursby 
Mimic World 
T 2d hair 
Caplane ft Wells 
Newell ft Most 
Lelgrhton's Revue 
Barron ft Burt 

OrpUeum 
Oliver .' 

Herman ft Clifton 
W & M Rogers 
Royal Four 
/Taylor & Francis 
Brown Gardiner & B 

• 2d half 
Musical Christies 
McLoughlln & Evan 
Downing & Bunln 
"Salvation Molly" 
Harry Antrim 
Boulevard 
Gladys Kelton 
Gordon ft Delmar 
Mr & Mrs Hill Co 
Senator F Murphy 
Leo Zarrell Co 

2d half 
Mae ft Mack 
Rose Garden . 
Fred Wallace Co. 
Clark ft, Crawford 
. Chas McGooda Co 
Avenue B 
Brown's Dogs 
Helen Morettl 
Morgan ft Gray 
Argonne 6 

Sd half 
Magee & Anita 
Dave Thursby 
W ft M Rogers 
Fashions DeVogue 
King ft Harvey 
BROOKLYN . 
Metropolitan 
Work & Kelt •■ 
Newell & Most . 
Gray & Graham 
•Will Stanton ft Co 
Barron & Burt 
•(One to nil) 
... 2d half 

•8 Gregorys 
•Murphy ft Klein 
Steve, Freda 
Lamberti 

Laurie Ordway Co 
"Here ft" There" 

DeKalb 
Cowboy "Wins ft D 
Henderson & Halltday 
Lamberti 

Wm Slsto / 

irtattord ft DeRoss 

2d halt 
The Valadons 
Olive LeCompte Co 
Will Stanton Co 
Jack Goldle 
Boudlnl ft Bernard 

' Fcince 
Goldle ft Ward 
Stan Stanley Co . 
(Two to flllS 

2d halt 
juggling DeLlsle 
Connolly ft FranclB 
Francis ft Rice 
Stan Stanley Co 
(One to fill) 
." Fnlton 
The Valadons 
Elroy Sisters 
Johnson BroB 
Bert Hanlon 
• •. 2d half 
Lawrence. Bro8 A T 
Gordon & Delmar 
Morgan ft Gray 
Senator F Murphy - 
Royal Four 

Warwick 
Magee ft Anita 
Connolly & Franols 
Francis Rice 
Anthony & Ross 
"Fashions DeVogue' 

2d half 
Goldle ft Ward 
Wikl Bird 
Adrian 
(Two to fill) 

ATLANTA 
Grand 

Bennington ft Scott 
Welser & Reiser 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Bessie LeCount 
Sherman ft Fuller 

2d half 
King Bros 
Crelghton & Stamm 
Glllen Carleton Co 
Faberft McGowan 
LaFollette Co 



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BALTIMORE 
Hippodrome 

Francis ft Wilson 
Lalng ft Green 
Harold Selman Co 
Ubert Carlton 
Lyons & Tosco 

BIRMINGHAM 
Bijou 

Wellington ft Sylvia 
Lannigan ft Woods 
Ronalr ft Ward 
Jack Roddy 
Bullet Proof Lady 

2d half 
Bennington ft Scott 
Welser .& Reiser 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
Bessie LeCount 
Sherman & Fuller 

BOSTON 
Orphean* 

The Renellas 
Weston & Marlon 
Hyde ft Fltzpatrick 
Carlisle ft Romer 
Fred Allen 
Constantino Dancers* 

2d half 
Krayona ft Co 
Crane Sisters 
Henry Frey 
John T Doyle & Co 
Wells ft Crest ■•'..•« 
Leddy ft Leddy. 

■ CHICAGO 
MeVlckera 

Le Veaux 
Goldle ft Ayers 
Chas Deland Co 
Cook & Oatman 
Bert Walton 
Odiva ft Seals 

CLEVELAND 
V Liberty 
Anker Trio 
Emmett ft Moore 
Jerome Merrick Co 
Peggy Brooks 
6 Royal Hussars 

DETROIT ■ 

Colonial 

Cornelia ft Adelo 
Nada Norralne 
Ed Lessig Co 
Harry C Green v 

"Oh Sweetie" 
(One to fill). 

FALL RIVER . 
Bijou 
Krayona ft. Co 
Henry Frey 
John T Doyle ft Co 
Wells ft Crest 
Leddy ft Leddy 

2d half 
The Renellas 
Weston ft. Marlon 
Carlisle ft Romer 
Fred Allen 
Constantino Dancers .. 

HAMILTON 
Loew . 
Gordon & Gordon 
Nora Allen ft Co 
Henshaw ft Avery 
Dudley Douglas > 
Merlan's Dogs : 

HOBOKEN 

Loew 

Dorb & CrawfordV 
Armstrong ft Smith 
Zuhn-& Drels ' 

Chas Gilroy Co - 

. ' 2d half 
Rev Frank Gorman 
Martin ft Courtney 
June Mills & Co 
(One to. fill).. ' 

KANSAS CITY 

Empress 

The Tomllns 
Honey HurBt' 
Ed Farrell Co 
Inroan ft Horton . 
Pay ton ft Ward' 

2d half 
Aerial Belmonts 
Ferguson A Sunderlan 
J Byron Totten Co 
Wayne ■& Allen' 
MEMPHIS 

Lyceum v 
McDonalds . i 

Crystopber ft "Walton 
"Neglect" . 
Armstrong & James 
Paul & Pauline 

2d half 
Wellington & Sylvia 
Lannigan & Woods 
Ronalr ft Ward . . 
Jack Reddy 
Bullet Proof Lady 
' MONTREAL 
Loew 
P George • 

Florence Ring 
S Glrls\& F GuyB 
Van & Vernon 
Kenny ft Hollis 
NEW ORLEANS 
Creacenf 
Morton Bros 
Howard & Jenkins 
Hunter Chick ft H 
Mahoney ft Rogers 
Norman ft Jeanette 

2d half 
McDonalds 
Crystopher ft Walton 
"Neglect" \ 

Armstrong ft James 
Paul & Pauline ' . 



NEW ROCHELLE LaHoen ft Dupreece 



Loew 

Juggling DeLlsle 
L'Estrange Sisters 
Adrian ., 

2d half 
Cooper ft Lacey 
.Helen Morretl 
Argonne 6 
PATERSON, N. J. 
Loew 
Olive LeCompte Co 
Frank Gorman 
Martin ft Courtney 

, 2d half 
Doro ft Crawford 
Baker ft Rogers 
(pne to fill) 
PITTSBURGH 
Lyceum 
Ferraros 
Ed Phillips 
Carson ft Wlllard 
Rose Revue 
. PITT8FIELD 
Loew 
Aerial DeGroffs 
Ryan & Moore 
S A H Everett 
Lelghton's Revue 
Steye Freda 
Scanlon Den ft S 

2d half 
Llbby ft Nelson 
Mildred RogerB 
Sandlfer ft Brogsdal 
Levy & Symph Girls 
Anthony & robs 
Staffor d ft DeRoss 
PROVIDENCE 
Emery 
Young ft Leander 
Crane Sisters 
Ted Healy 



Barnes & Freeman 
6 Petrovas 

2d half 
Beattle ft Blome 
Willie Smith 
Coffman ft Carroll 
Hyde ft Fltzpatrick 
L Wolfe Gilbert 
King ft Brown 

ST. LOUIS 
Garrlck 

Van Orden ft Fallos 
Storey ft Clark' 
Anderson & Rean 
Hibbert ft Nugent 
Clyde Nelson Co 

2d half 
Tomllns 
Honey Hurst 
Ed Farrell Co 
Inman ft Horton 
Payton ft Ward 
SPRINGFIELD 
Broadway 
Beattle ft Blome 
Willie Smith 
Coffman ft Carroll 
L Wolfe Gilbert 
King ft Brown 

2d half 
Young A Leander 
Ted Healy 
La Hoen ft Dupreeo 
Barnes ft Freeman 
5 Petrovas 

TORONTO 
Yoonge 

LaRue A Stone 
Chadwick ft Taylor 
"Just for Instance" 
Plerrea Sextette 



HodBJas-Fantas-es 



AUSTIN, TEX. 
Majeatle 

(19-20) 

(Same bill playing 

Waco 16-18) 

DALLAS, TEX. 

Jefferson . 
Alice Teddy 
Joe Reed 
Abraras ft Johns 
Caltes Bros 
Anderson's Cats 

HOUSTON, TEX. 
Prince 

Hall and Guilda 
Valmont ft Reynen 
Martha Russell Co 
DeNoyer ft Dannie 
C Dick Jan Band 



MUSKOGEE. OKLA 
Broadway 

(14-16) 
Monroe A Grant 
"Girls from H Land 
Lawrence A Edwards 
Hager ft Goodwin 
Tameo Kajiyaraa 
SAN ANTONIO 

Royal 
Will Morrle 
F ft J Smith 
Stever & Lovejoy 
Harris ft Manion 
"Some Baby" 
. WACO, TEX. 
Orphean* 

(16-18) 
(Same as Muskogee 

14-16) . 



ACKERMAN & HARRIS CIRCUIT. 

San Franclae* 



BAKERS FIELD 



Hipp, 



(One to fill) 

PANTAGES CIRCUIT 

New York and Chleago Offices 



BUTTE •. 
. 'Pantasea 

(13-16) 
(Same bill plays 
Anaconda 17; Mis- 
soula 13) ■• 
S ft M Laurel 
Revue De Vogue 
Long ft Ward . 

3 White Kuhns •• 
3^ Bartos 
Leoras 

CALGARY 
Pantages 
Wolfe & Patterson 
W B Whittle 

flllkenny Four , 
arzan 
Amoros ft Jeanette 

Kuma 4 

DENVER ' 
Pant a (tea 
Kelly Field Players 
Joe Darcy 

4 RenneeB 

5 ft A Beverly 
Harris ft Nolan 
Diaz Monks ; ' 

EDMONTON 
Pantagee 
Golf Link Girls 
Ross Wyse Co , 
"Number Please" 
. Belle Oliver . . •' 
Cook ft Vernon 
Cycling Brunettes t 
GT. FALLS 
t Pantasea 
3 (16-17) 
(Same bill plays 

Vr Helena 18) 
Four Leons 
Frank Ward 
Qulgley. ft F 
Dance Fantasy 
Dunbar ft Turner 
"Temptation" 

LONG BEACH ■„' 
Pnntaces 
Primrose Minstrels 
Revue De Luxe 
Booth ft Leander 
LeRoy ft Dresner 
Mme Booth 
Joan Hardcastle Co 

LOS ANGELES 

Pantasea 
Broslns ft Brown 
"Coming Generation" 
"Hello People Hello" 
Richard -the Great 
Dorothy Lewis 
MINNEAPOLIS 

Pantages 
(Sunday opening) 
Kate & Wifey 
Bernlvlai Bros 
Chas Mack Co 
Cardo ft Noll 
Joe Whitehead 
Harry Girard Co » 
OAKLAND ' 

Pantasea 
(Sunday opening) # 
Bell & Eva 
Rose Valyda 
Ziegler Twins 
Creamer Barton ft 8 
Studio Girls 
Steward ft Olive 

OGDEN 

Pontages 

(18-20) 
Empire Quartet 
Leila Shaw Co 
Cliff Clark 
Amoros ft Obey 
Singer's Midgets 
Joe Fanton. Co 



PORTLAND 
Pantasea 

jarvis Revue 
Canfleld ft Rose 
Porter J White Co 
Morak Sis 
Anita Arllss 
Al Wohlman 

REGINA 

Paatagea 

(16-17) 

(Same bill plays 

Stockton 18-20) 
Naynon's Birds 
Burns A Lynn 
Chas Lindholm Co 
Sonla De Clave 
Bison City 4 
Slatkos RolllokerB 
SALT LAKE 

Pantasea} 
Song & Dance Revo 
Meyers ft Weaver 
Retter Bros 
Dorothy Walter 
"Lots ft Lets" 
SAN DIEGO 

Pantasea 
Novelty Minstrels 
The Cromwells 
"Submarine FT" 
Argo & Va Sis 
Juliet Dlka 
Green ft Pugh 
SAN FRANCISCO 

Pasta sea 
(Sunday opening) 
Joe Jackson 
The Shattucks 
Rialto 4 
Gilrain Dancers 
Gaylord Herron 
Mae McRae 

SEATTLE 

Pantasea 
"Ob Billy" . 

Hall ft Shapiro . . 
Joe Roberts 
David S Hall Co 
Btagpole ft Spier 
Mosarts 

SPOKANE 

Pantasea 
"Oh Teddy" 
Frank Bush 
G B Gordon Co ' 
Georgia Howard 
Heroa ft Preston 
McNamara AC 

TACOMA s 

Pantasea 
Marie Fltsglbbon 
LeGrohs 

Chlsholm ft Breen 
Panama Trio . 
Dorsch A RuBsell 
"Kremlin of Mosco" 
VANCOUVER, B. C. 

Pantagea 
"Honeymoon Inn" 
Shaw & Bernard 
Makaremka Duo 
Murry Livingston 
Austin ft Delaney 
Rials 
VICTORIA, B. C 

Pantasea 
Uyeno Japs 
Venetian Gypsies 
SUber ft North 
Lady Alice's Pets 
La Petite Eva 
Weber ft Elliot 
WINNIPEG 

Pantasea 
Alex & Evelyn 
Mason ft Cole 
Okla Four 
B Morrell Co 
Carl McCulouga 
Casting Cambes 



14-1,6) . 
De Pace Bros Co 
Corp Joe Nathan 
Montambo ft Nap 

' (17-18) 
Earl ft Edwards 
Stanley ft Yee 
Gallettl's Monks 

(18-20) 
2 Gabberts 
Gray ft Jackson 

FRESNO 
Hippodrome 

2 Gabberts* 
Billy Hicks 
Gray ft Jackson 
Stanley ft Lee 
Earl ft Edwards 
Gallettl's Monks 

2d halt 

3 Morris Sis 
Francis ft Alexande 
Smith ft Lorraine . 
8 Macks 

(Others to fill) 

LOS ANGELES 

Hippodrome 
Gypsy Meredith 
Myer ft Knlse 

4 Old Vets 
Beckwlth'a/LlonB 
Wynne Lorraine 
Slg Franz Tr 

2d half 
Montambo ft Nap 
Victoria Trio 
The Grahams .. 
Corp Joe Nathan 

5 Moran Sis 



MODESTO ' 
Hippodrome 
(14-16) 
3 Morris Sisters 
Mason & Austin 
Francis ft Alex 

3 Macks 

(19-20) 
J & P Hall 
Mossman ft Vance 
Miller ft King ' 
Fondelli 8 

SAN DIEGO 
Hippodrome 
Walter Gilbert 
Milton ft Venus 
PaytOn ft Hlckey 
(Others to fill) 
i 2d halt 
Gypsy Meredith 
Myers ft Knlse 

4 Old Vets 
Wynne Lorraine 
Slg Franz Tr 

STOCKTON 
Hippodrome 
1st half 
J ft P Hall 
MosBman ft Vance 
3 Beauties 
Miller &• King 
Fondelli Trio < 
« TAFT, CAL. 
Hippodrome 

Victoria 3 
3 Moran Sis 
The Grahams 
(19-20) 
Gallettl's Monks 
Billy Hicks 
Stanley A Lee 
Earl ft Edwards 



INTERSTATE CIRCUIT 

Palace Theatre Bnlldlnr. New York City 



DALLAS, TEX. 

Majestic 
Hart and Diamond 
Betty Bond 
Frawley and Louise 
Willie Mahoney 
Lemalre Hayes Co 
Howard and Sadler 
Lola Girlie Co . 

FORT WORTH 

Majestic 
McConnell & Austin 
Margaret Ford 
"Heart of A Wood" 
L ft G Archer 
Dainty Marie 
Harry 'Jot son 
E Franols ft Arabs 

HOUSTON 
Males tie ' " • 
Burke ft Betty 

AnnSuter e 
Clark Silvernail Co 
Lexey ft Rome 
Swift ft Kelly. 
Harry VanFossen 
The Reynolds 



LITTLE ROCK 
. Majeatle 

McRae & Clegg 
Sheldon A Dallev 
Barnes A Crawford 
Patrlcola ft Meyers 
Werner Amoros Co 

2d halt . 
D F Que ft H Haw 
O'Donnell ft Blair 
Jullst _ ■■. 

Adams & Griffith ? 
Bradley ft Ardlne 
PINE BLUFF 

Majestic ' 
Adams ft Griffith 
D F Que ft H Haw 

2d half, 

Miller ft Capman 

Patrlcola & Meyers 

Werner Amoros Co 

SAN ANTONIO 

Majestle 
Earle & Earie - 

Fox ft Mayo 
B F Hawley . Co 
Elsie White Co 
Hlckey Bros 
Duffy ft Caldwell 
M Hart ft S Boys 



MAJESTIC, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 10. 
"The Overseas Revue" headlined and, though 
slowed up by a draggy bill, won out because 
It la larger and more populated than any 
revue which has been seen In Chicago for some 
months. In additional to most able work by 
Elliabeth' Brlce, Will Morrlsey and others 
While this revue did not prove to be.an epoch- 
making 82 show, it is undoubtedly a fine flash 
In a vaudeville theatre, and although Clarence 
Nordstrom, Eddie Miller, Lon Haskell and May 
Boley are out, the people who have supplanted 
them are acceptable substitutes. The little 
French girl (she must be French; no Ameri- 
can could speak Francals as <thls pullet does ; 
charmante! Woos aoggst der?) who delivers 
the prolog 1b a babbee of Infinite promise. Next 
time somebody writes a play In which a 
grlsette Is a principal character, here Is the 
little gtrl who can play It. ™ 

Corlnne TUton had the spot before the fe- ■ 
vue, which was next to closing, and whether 
It was because of the unendurable beat, the 
rather scant house, or the Ill-suppressed Im- 
patience of the house to see the Brlce-Mor- 
rlsey revue, MIbb Tilton did not bave a par- 
ticularly easy time, although she worked 
Bmoothly and energetically. Harry Green's 
loud conversation during the performance may 
have distracted the audience. Somebody was 
to blame, and it couldn't have been Corlnne. 



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Lester followed the Overseas* whoop. The 
ventriloquist Is able to start where most of 
the others (there are Indeed three or four 
notable exceptions) finish. 

The Plcktords did their beat oq the No. 1 
spot' while the audience, mopping damp brows 
with their handkerchiefs, straggled In. Emer- 
son and Baldwin, with a large line ot beau- 
coup travesty on sacred Institutions of vaude- 
ville (mostly juggling), got a rise from the 
overheated guests and the first breath ot 
coolness came with J. K. Emmett, Mary Ryan 
and Co., in an Irish-set song cycle, with the 
scenery garlanded with flowers and the ro- 
mance of the terrain populated by fairies. 
Davis and Pells registered a straightforward 
hlL y~> 8wt»ff. 

RIALTO, CHICAGO. 

' Chicago, 8ept. 10. 

The supposed-to-be Mack Sennett Bathing 
Girls are the sensatiotr here. And naturally 
they ' would be, wherever they are allowed to 
show what and as much as they do In this 
act. The girls are not from California, at 
least two of them being recognizable as local 
girl-act veterans. Alice liaison, the featured 
member, Is probably the only, one on whom the 
billing has a right to hang. The turn U 
avowedly a display of female nakedness, with 
almost ho theatrical worth 'and but faint 
effort at any. Miss Maison docs a wild little 
barefoot dance and looks (etching. Outside 
that it is merely a parade of nudity and con- 
secutive poelngs of uncovered cuticle. Two 
of the girls are pretty. The act has been 
pressed into doing five a day and the audience 
melt as soon as the curtain comes down. 
There Is little applause, afid on Monday night 
there was much rude laughter when some of 
the shocking babies walked on, all but in the 
altogether. It these be bathing girls they 
are decked not for the beach, but for the tub. 

The Victoria Four Is the first-class panic 
of the show. Fisher and Gllmore get laughs 
and hands on a neat double .of character, chat- 
ter and harmony, a turn far ahead of half 
the acts in "one" on the twice, a day. Miss 
Gllmore was- always a rattling trouper, and 
Fisher has rounded out and become a mellow 
comic of the Jim Harking brand of personal- 
ity. The ■country sweetheart bit, while not 
new at all, was refreshingly done. Frltchle 
did fairly In a combination copy of Bert Mel- 
rose, Rice and Prcvost and some other com- 
edy tumbling and tramp fooling, though 
Frltchle has. a little of' his own stuff, too, and 
is a crack somersaulter. 

Moore and Shy, a six-footer weighing prob- 
ably 300, and a midget, got some rough and 
unrefined but often very ludicrous effects from 
their contrasting physiques. This act went 
(or an applause smash. The little guy Is truly 
humorous and the big one takes punishment 
like an athlete Barry and SeBrles, in "one" 
with a string of disjointed bits, wore out be- 
fore the end of the lot, and even a shame- 
lessly vehement demand for six months' pay 
for the boys failed to get them off to any 
hurrah. Several gags were bluer than indigo, 
and the body ot the act is a steal from 
"Billy's TrombBtones," even to the loss of ,-^ - 
the teeth and the girl's name, Beatrice, which : I ■ 
used to go for hearty snickers in toothless 
alliterations of the. letter "b." The woman 
has a good voice and wears two good gowns, .'. 
but would go much better in character. Dahl . v 
and Walling got close' attention on a well 
played, transparent bat interesting sketch. • 

The Rialto was nice and cool, about 40 de- 
grees less than on the sidewalk. Loft. 

CfflCAGOKOTES! 

Percy Hammond, of the Chicago Tribune, is 
In New Tork, as a staff correspondent to re- 
port the actors' strike, the only one known ot 
to be sent East on such a mission. 



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Isabella Jason, while preparing a big danc- 
ing and girl >act,,is at the Green Mill, placed 
by Ernie Young. Young also procured a route 
for "The Suburbanites," a sketch. 

olive Briscoe and Al Rauh are rehearsing 
a new act to break It tn In mid-season. 



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Nat Phillips Is in Allentown, Pa., staging a 
1 musical road show. Phillips recently took 
offices In- the Stato-Lake Building and formed 
the Nat .■Phillips Enterprises, 'for general dra- 
matic, musical comedy and vaudeville produc- 
ing. He la Interested la half a dozen shows. 

Phlllpina HoreUck filed a bill for divorce 
this week against Abraham Horellck. Both 
are In vaudeville. . ' 

Lowell Thomas will open a three weeks' en- 
gagement at the Auditorium Sept 22, with war 
travelogueB. 



Ralph T. Kettrlng has written a new vaude- 
ville sketch entitled 'The Orey Ghost.'? It 
opened Sept. 1 at Toronto, with Ann Hamilton, 
Augustus Neville and Harris Browne In the 
cast. 

Burke and Lilette have returned from over- 
seas and are rehearsing a new act. 



Tudor Cameron and Harold Kennedy are to 
appear in a' new act called "The Apple Sis- 
ters." 



Met a Rough Gay. 

San Francisco, Sept. 10. 
Carmen Aliphat, who joined the 
chorus of "Chin "Chin" during the local 
engagement, jumped from a speeding 
taxicab last week to escape the attacks 
of a man companion. She was' treated 
at the hospital for a severe scalp 
wound and bruises of the body. 



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NEW SHOWS. 

(Continued from page 19.) 
« minstrel trio, did rather well considering 
gone of the material at hand. The addition 
of now numbers would aid these men, for they 
stow possibilities of being able to pat over 
numbers tbat are ot a recent vintage. Lam- 
bert! impersonating' famous musicians, closed 
the first half, finding tbe audience more com- 
fortably attentive. Lambert! informs the audi- 
ecce If they do not recognize hla Impersona- 
tions it Is their fault, as each baa been care- 
fully studied and carried out. It may be true, 
• but why tell them. . ' 

Gordon and Oelmar (New Acts) opened 
after Intermission, bringing forth the first real 
hit of the evening. This couple displayed snap 
which was sadly raising heretofore, ,- and their 
returns were encouraging ot say tbe least. 
McCarthy and Steroard (New Acta), In a bed 
room sketch, kept the show up to the pace set 
by their predecessors, with Jones and Sylvester 
with a rountlne of comedy numbers and talk 
that had little trouble In landing. Lawrence 
Brothers and Thelma, a club and bat Juggling 
turn, closed tbe vaudeville handily, and Charlie 
Chaplin In "Shanghaied" furnished tbe night- 

AUDUBON. 

Thi sudden heat had its effect on the Audu- 
bon box office Monday evening. Tbe orchestra 
only bad about 300 paid admissions. At any 
rate those who braved the hot climatic con- 
ditions were not disappointed aa far as the 
talent of the bill was concerned, with Joe 
Laurie especially hit tin* tbe mark, and walk- 
ing off with all the honors. 

Evelyn and Marguerite, delivering songs, 
bicycle riding and roller skating, gave the 
atow an excellent start, their efforts being 
well expressed and appreciated by the small 
gathering. The girls should have the bicycles 
repainted, or in other words a higher finish 
pat on them. Bob Mills was elected to No. 3 
spot, but did not appear to secure much 
favor, followed by Larry Rellly and Co. The 
latter were in^an Irish song and dance revue. 
Special scenery Is employed representing a 
typical Irish dwelling that would undoubtedly 
bring back boyhood days to many of tbe old- 
time Irish who departed from their small Isle 
yean ago. The closing number and scenery 
are especially good. The act is all there and 
•bould prove enjoyable at any house. 

Hampton and Blake followed Universal Cur- 
rent Events. Then Joe Laurie with Bryan and 
Broderlck closing the show. 

ALHAMBRA. 

Sans the usual headllner the Alhombra bill 
this week but half-heartedly met requirements 
ot a well-filled house Tuesday nlgbt. The lack 
of class hurt the performance with the few 
bright bits of the entertainment smothered 
by an overdose of but everyday variety. 

Nonette, with Mason and Keeler, were 
awarded what stellar honors the show con- 
tained. Both ot these familiar blg-tlme offer- 
ings had little or no trouble in making their 
worth known. The violinists has gained 
weight, but her season on Broadway bas added 
considerable class to her offering. 

The Dorans, a dancing team with a corking 
female impersonator who took the house by 
storm with the pulling of his wig, opened the 
anew, with the Shirley Sisters Mo. 2, getting 
all that could be expected of the spot They 
have made a considerable layout for costumes 
which show these black-haired misses off to 
advantage. "On the Ragged Edge," a comedy 
sketch programed for the second after inter- 
mission position, was No. 3. The piece, writ- 
ten by Frances Nordstrom, is along novel lines, 
and apparently the idea caught on with the 
Harlemites. 

Kranz and La Salle received the first riotous 
applause with a dancing finish, consisting of 
Impersonations of dancers. The boys fare 
well enough with the numbers, but the finish 
has a sure-fire wallop,- for tbe one boy can 
atep a bit The Mason and Keeler travesty 
closed the first half. ?* 

Following Nonette after intermission was a 
Literary Digest "Topics of the Day" reel 
which although rather oddly placed in a big- 
time show did well enough. The picture was 
necessary to arrange the set for Gallagher and 
ilolley in their full-stage offering, Nonette pre- 
ceding them, having also work In full-stage. 
"The Battle of Whatstheuse" has lost none of 
Its punches and scored a comedy hit. 

Dickinson add Deagon, nert-to-olosing, with 
Miss Deagon a most unique worker, had little 
or no trouble registering with "The Sculptor's 
Garden," a flash posing turn closing the show, 
displaying the nearest to nudity shown by 
any turns of this order. The act Is tasteful 
and is speedily carried along, the only improve- 
ment needed being with the models, who are 
Inclined to move, tbe girl working in white far 
outclassing the others. 



23RD STREET. 

The Brads opened to S. R. 0. three deep 
on the tower floor Tuesday night, but witb 
plenty of room to spare upstairs. The couple 
did a brief contortionists and comedy panto 
routine' to an appreciative audience, giving 
way to Warren Bartholomeu (New Acts) 
after nine minutes. Harry Leonard Mid 
■lassie Willnrd pulled down one ot the hits of 
(he evening up third, with their "seldom inn" 
drop, in "one" for the locale, and a corking 
collection of sure-fire, cross-fire gags for the 
material, including her "captain working for 
me now" song and his "hand rocks cradle" 
song. Hazel Harrington and Co. \New Acts) 
also found favor with a comedy skit, entitled 
"The Squab." 

Lady Tsen Mot, headlining, camo In :-r n 
fair sharo of applause, next to closing, but it 
remained for Williams and vVolfus to "hurk, 
hark" their way — and what an easy way I— 
to the applause and comsdy hit of the even- 



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lng. A film version of Bayard Vomer's "The 
18th Cbalr" concluded the entertainment, in 
which Leonce Ferret, the producer, took a 
number of unusual liberties with the adapta- 
tion from the original play. Abel, 



12STH STREET. 



With the exception of the opening turn 
everything was rosy Tuesday evening, al- 
tnough a little more discretion should have 
been exercised in the arrangement ot the pic- 
tures and the dancing contest instead of hav- 
ing one following the other. 

There were three series of pictures besides 
the contest alt at tbe head of the bill/- Moralls 
and De Voye (New Acts) opened the show, 
followed by Kelly and Klein (New Acts). 
Dunn and Valeaka (New Acts) came on No. 
8, and it was not until their appearance, that 
the show had any pep whatsoever. 
< Brooks and Gorge, two colored men, em- 
ploying a clarinet and a piano, combined with 
fancy stepping, also got to the audience. 

Mack and Earl, next to closing, walked off 
with the hit honors, and deserved the dis- 
tinction. Although there was not any real 
competitors on tbe bill witb them the turn 
would prove enjoyable alongside of a better 
class of material. Tbe woman, who la billed 
as one of the partners, Is clever. Tbe "Mili- 
tary Maids," offering a series ot songs, dances 
and an array of first class costumes to match 
each selection, held them In throughout. 

KEITH'S PHILADELPHIA. / 

The Knights Templar and a hot wave hit 
this city together,' but this proved no handi- 
cap to the show here. As a matter of fact, 
the visiting Templar sidestepped tome of the 
ceremonies being held in their honor and 
swarmed Into tbe theatres 'to see some regular 
vaudeville. The opening matinee mb played 
to a crowded house and the show went over 
like an all-star performance. The only draw- 
back was a belated heat wave that fairly wilted 
those on the stage as well as the audlenee, 
but even this did not seem to hart the show. 
Belle Baker, who began her second week, 
easily established her right to he held over. 
She might stay longer If the welcome Bhe 
received was any Indication ot her popularity 
here. She was even a bigger his this Monday 
than last and some of the visitors from the 
West and South who probably have never 
heard her, will have something to talk about, 
for -Miss Baker was forced to remain on tho 
stags until she had given eight numbers and 
then begged to be excused. She did not repeat 
on a' single number until she had done five 
and they would not let her go until she had 
given "Put It On, Take It Off.". 
• The remainder of the hill held several acts 
being shown here for the first time and this 
save the whole show, a fine average. The 
Mellette Sisters made a firm impression with 
their nifty dancing, attractive dressing and 
their snappy style of working. They have 
a classy dancing turn that will stand compari- 
son with any of the others and in addition 
havs a big asset in the assistance of Lew 
Pollack, who is a dandy at the piano. He 
gives lust enough of the classical stuff to show 
~hi8 ability and mixes In enough of the popular 
selections to catch the ear of the regulars. Thd 
act was a big applause bit and deserved 

A musical act, not given so much importance 
on the bill, but nevertheless getting a liberal 
share of the honors, was Ben Bernle, the kid- 
ding violinist. Bernle Is getting pretty far 
away from the class of a musical act. his 
comedy chatter being the biggest part of his 
offering and the boy 1b making Tapid strides 
along this line. He was a big laughing hit 
and got enough applause to warrant him com- 
ing back for a speech of thanks. Bobby 
O'Neill, who has been seen here in support 
of other artists, has built up a very neat 
little singing and talking Bketch with Evelyn 
Keller and were able to pull down a very lib- 
eral share of the honors despite the fact that 
they were forced to work under considerable 
of a handicap. The bungling of the railroad 
people held the prop and costume trunks 
somewhere between here and Atlantic City 
and while Mr. O'Neill appear In a neat Tux- 
edo, Miss Keller worked In street costume 
and It was virtually impossible for them to 
make a 'decent finish. They worked hard, 
however, and had the satisfaction of getting 
by in very good shape. 

Another new -offering here was a farce 
sketch called, "*B,00O a Tear," in which Rob- 
ert Hyman and Virginia Mann are the prin- 
cipals, with Francis Moren in support. Thi 
sketch Is a comedy on the high cost ot living. 
and, unless the writer is mistaken, the piece 
waB done in pictures. It Is rather light for 
vaudeville, the theme being vj>ld of anything 
substantial enough to call for comedy situa- 
tions. It depends entirely upon dialog, which 
Is not strong enough to carry It through. It 
Is very well played and did nicely on this 

alone. ' .._■„«. 

Leon Klmberly and Helen Page have a 
well set up singing and comedy turn, called, 
"Spring la Calling." It does not start off 
with much speed, but through good handling 
of the lines and some comedy by MIbb Page. 
it Is carried along until the last few minutes 
in "one" where they do several minutes of the 
old finish UBed by Klmberly and Arnold and 
Miss Page got a lot of laughB with the lines 
used by Rota Arnold. The act was very, well 
received, Mr. Klmberly putting bis ballad 
number over In good stylo. 

Fred Holmes and Lula Weils did well with 
a lightly woven singing and dancing turn. 
Their offering needs to be speeded up. It is 
pretty and refined but needs mora of a punch 
to get tbcm anywhere. Both ends of the bill 
were well taken care -of. Tbe La Mont Trio 
showed a very good wire'Wslklhg net in 
which a young girl does a lot of fast foot- 
work. She Is one of the best seen herd In 
some time nnd ought to reach -close to ; the 
Bird Mlllman class with steady practice. Bhe 



Is very sure in -her speed tricks and pulled tbe 
act through to a big bit. Tbe perch work of 
the RodrTques pat a fine finish to the bill 
and furnished a few thrills. Taking it all In 
all, the bill Is an excellent one for this week 
and ought to please tbe crowds, especially 
those of the visitors, many ot whom will prob- 
ably see a big time vaudeil lie bill for the 
first time.. 

KEITH'S BOSTON. 

Boston. Sept. 10. 

One doesn't need to look at the thermometer 
in this town to know this Is the summer. A 
vie it to the Keith vaudeville house hire la last 
as good. The bill til a week is one tbat was made 
to order for summer, light and frothy, with 
plenty ot music and dancing and nothing tbat 
required a single minute of concentration on 
the part of the audience. There were teveral 
acta on the bill tbat were new to Bostonlans 
and In fact it was difficult to pick out a head- 
llner. The house, however, enjoyed the show. 
Judging from their expressions of approval and 
there wasn't any noticeable walkout at the 
finish, due perhaps to the fact that tbe show 
did not run as lata as is customary on an 
opening night . ._ _ _ 

Perhaps tbe headline act Is Joseph E. Howard 
and Ethelyn Clarke In what is described on 
the program as a song spectacle. This act 
is well put on, runs along smoothly and the 
dialogue, which ordinarily in a song act is 
rather weak, was especially bright For mate- 
rial they have some new and bright stuff, well 
put over of course. Miss Clarke la no small 
part through the costumes she wears and 
. wbtch are so arranged that they fulfill - the 
meaning ot the song that Is being rendered/at 
the time she wears tbem. It is a good Idea-— 
one that la worthy of favorable mention. 

Tbe next act in line, because of its stage 
setting, is tbat of Gretchen Eastman, assisted 
by John Outran, Mile. Marguerite and Nelson 
6now. Dancing la the main part, and tbeir 
program Included episodic features and several 
dances of the latter day. Of the many dances 
performed the one tbat seemed 'to be the best 
received was that of MIbb Eastman with Snow 
as her partner, In which tbat old hit, the Apache 
dance, was done. Old as this dance is It gets 
over when put an properly. Tbe snow is 
opened by Herman and Shirley. He Is one of 
those contortionists tbat does eccentric dances 
unusually well, and for an opening act it was 
very fair. 

In No. 2 position were the Transfleld Sisters, 
in a musical number. While both are good 
musicians they are not good as singers. Some- 
thing 1b due them, however, for tbeir novel 
Idea ot appearing in costumes that depict the 
musical scale. 

Smith and Austin have a comedy act that 
depends entirely on the nonsense they can force 
into It Prohibition is taken for the major 
part of tbe material and If there IS one thing 
that appeals to an audience nowadays It Is 
the quips of the no-llquor condition, which finds 
a welcome home when properly presented. 

Harriet Rempel and her company put on a 
romantic sketch called "Tarrytown," which Is 
one of tbe school of playlets that is So clean 
and refreshing and . simple that it cannot find 
anything but approval, albeit a little boresome 
In places to some of the audience. 

The Qulxey Four are a male quartet that 
comes here with a lot of new material and 
shoot It over fast, thereby getting away from 
the start. 

Tbe Klein Brothers In a comedy act, which 
contained several good laughs and some good 
Jokes, got over well, as did the closing num- 
ber, tbe Maxlne Brothers. Not a small part 
of this act is the dog they carry with them. 

ten Ubbey. 

ORPHEUM, NEW ORLEANS. 

New Orleans, Sept 10. 

The current Orpheum program lacks im- 
presslveness and was not drawing during the 
first part of the week. 

Sails Brothers opened. Their naval dressing 
Is apropos and the work on the rings efficient, 
but they work very alow, causing tho act to 
lag. Milter and Capman hurt their opening 
Witb tr distracting song and retarded them- 
selves by trying to appear funny. Excellent 
dancers, an attempt at Comedy is unnecessary. 
O'Donnell and Blair were uproariously received 
by tbe upper sections, finally connecting with 
the orchestraltes when O'Donnell did his fall 
from the piano. Winona Winter, who followed, 
was received quite coldly Monday evening until 
getting to her familiar yodellng bit in a 
ventriloquial way. That should have been her 
exit but she came back to divest herself of a 
war poem. Miss Winter might gather some 
new puns for the moment with her dummy. 
Those employed have long since been released. 

Bradley and Ardlne have a piano In a 
very pretty setting, and strummed by an ade- 
quate musician In the person of Irving Fisher. 
They did not stop with the setting In the 
matter of beauty, but elaborated tbat with a 
regal wardrobe that could not belp add class. 
Bradley and Ardlne have advanced themselves. 
Miss Ardlne showed some novel pirouetting In 
the dance divertissements and is doing much 
the best work of her career. An oriental dance 
Is a gem In Its way. They were splendidly 
received. 

Juliet, featured, evoked genuine approbation. 
At the beginning appreciation was lacking, but 
with her department store typo tbe crowd 
gained confidence, remaining very friendly 
thereafter, 

To Maude Earl and Co. fell the task of 
closing the show. The Earl turn is a straight 
'singing one. The company 'is a male nleitiber 
who serves to Introduce her. -Miss Earl's voice 
Is resonant and showed resiliency in an obli- 
gate she did Well. 0. M.i Samuel 



ORPHEUM, SAN FRANCISCO. 

San Francisco, Sept. 10. 

Tbe Orpheum has a good bill this week, and 
one nicety 'aranged, though Bessie Clayton's 
superior dancing act overtopped everything 
within shooting distance. She and her part- 
ners were better than anything else yet seen 
here. Tbey presented a wide variety of danc- 
ing spclaltles and scored tremendously. 

The big applause was about equally divided 
among the principals, with the excellent foot- 
work and variegated costumes of Miss Clay- 
ton herself naturally getting a bit the best of 
It. The efforts of the Canslnos and Ellsa Can- 
slno's gowns, however, also won admiration. 
James Clemens' gem of an eccentric dance 
also got to the house. Arthur Gordon and Wll- 
bert Dunn were In the cast and gave a good 
account of themselves. Gordon has a tenor 
voice which won appreciation. 

"The Current of Fun," with Mme. Burnell, 
was an electrical display, and while Interesting. 
It was only secondary to the good fun displayed 
by an excellent "boob" plant This last got 
laughs throughout. Elfrioda Wynne, with her 
fine appearance and her attractive costume 
changes, rendered some seml-olasolcal and 
operatic numbers in an excollont soprano voice, 
excelling with her top notes. Bbe scored well 
enough to warrant a trip over the circuit Paul 
Paniagua, at the piano, proved acceptable. 

Blanche and Jlmmle Crelgbton, In the next 
to closing position, following the Clayton act, 
did very well considering. Tbeir rube offering 
landed heavily in spots, though tbey finished 
to rather light applause. Tommy Harden and 
Carmen Ercello walked off with a hit. They 
came on second. Hayden'a English character 
numbers all went well, especially bts imper- 
sonation of a Britisher at a baseball gamo. 

Harry and Ada Vivian opened and took many 
bows, Their marksmanship was excellent and 
the comedy talk well enough, though aomo of 
It bad been heard here before, Sutter and Dell, 
with a comedy cycle turn, closed the show. 
"Putting It Over," the soldier act held over, 
repeated to good effect > 

Jack Joaeph$. 

HIPPODROMETsAN FRANCISCO. 

San Francisco, Sept 10. 

At the Hippodrome this week a varied assort- 
ment of turns provided good entertainment . 

Kay le and Coyne opened very well with a fast 
Juggling act and a good routine of aorobatlo 
stunts. They did some special stunts at the 
finish that got them good applause. Marker 
ana Scoenhk, a nice appearing mixed team, did 
well In the next to closing position with a rube 
number tbat won laughs.' "Dreamland," Batls- 
factorily castothorf ab.xrR rvoblmpraCaJDR 
factorlly cast for the small time, secured big 
results. Bender and Herr closed the show 
with good hand to hand and strength feats on 
the rings. 

Alf Rlpon's ventriloquist offerings found big 
favor. The talk with the dummy, consisting 
mostly of old gags, got a lot of laughs, and 
the good singing scored big. 

Rlnehardt and Duff, a couple of girls billed 
as the "Girls of 81xty One," pleased In the 
second position with well ofosen numbers,, 
dalntly delivered, finishing, to a good hand, 
with a medley 6f old time songs. 

Jack Jotephe. 

PANTAGES, SAN" FRANCISCO. 

_ - San Francisco, Sept 10. 

The Pantages bill this week contains plenty 
of class, but insufficient comedy for a well 
balanced show. 

"Hsr _Left Shoulder" is a girl act that 
reaches the average as to chorua and costumes, 
but is below the standard when it comes to the 
principals. The Pullman scene provided tbe 
only comedy, but the act closed the show satis-* 
factorily. Myrtle and Adelaide Zetgler pre- 
sented a neat dance nicely costumed, though 
the jazz band they carry with them, working 
H»„the pit with only a planlate on the stage. 
failed to arouse any particular enthusiasm. 
. 5 08 . 8 Valyada scored a big hit She ban a 
rich double voice. One is a deep baritone, the 
other an excellent soprano, with which she 
yodels in great fashion. She finished In a 
stunning gown, making a great appearance. 
Cramer, Barton and Sparling were in next 
to cloBing posltlen. The trio scored strongly 
on their good voices. Barton, as the messenger, 
supplying the comedy. 

Bell and Eva opened. They did good work 
on a bounding net and worked In some neat 
acrobatic stunts. Stewart and Olive did nicely 
In the second position, the man's eeoentrt*} 
dancing gaining the biggest applause. 

- ' Jooh Jotepht. --' •.;,' 

. NEWS OF THE DAILIES. 

iJ!* t & 0b iSl!?? a J et t tor „ Seattle ,a8t w««k to 
Join the Monte Carter Company at the Oaks. 

The Pantages Theatre Building, which 
houses the Pantages Theatre and executlvo 
offices, as well as the offices of 12 music pub- 
lisher!, has changed hands by sals of the 
P r0 P,?rty. It Is improbable that the leases 
of the tenants will be affected by this trans- 
action. .—..'' 



~!&*tm Hagenbeok-Wallace circus opens a 
three-day engagement here Sept IB. 

The special performance of tbe Oroheutn.' 
planned for last week, Thursday morning, for 
officers, sailors and marines of the visiting 
fleet, when only the uniform was needed for 
admittance, was called off, as only about six 
of the uniform men were present at the 
scheduled time. ■ 



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Beckwlth's lions created a near riot upon* 
their arrival In Sacramento last week for the 
Hippodrome engagement in that city when the 
auto truck transporting the, beasts from San ; 
'Jose wM 'struck Tfr aM oUttrlb car, the lions - ■£ 

Tbey were aafoTy Teturhea' to th'ci^r cages. ..:: 



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STRIKE BETWEEN MANAGERS, ACTORS, 
AND STAGE UNIONS AMICABLY SETTLED 



At 3 o'clock this morning it was announced 
that the representatives of the Producing: Man- 
agers' Association, Actors' Equity Association, 
I. A. T. S. E. (stage hands), and American Federa- 
tion of Musicians, had reached an amicable agree- 
ment, and the great theatrical strike had come to 
an end. 

The peace agreement was reached following 
a conference of twelve hours' duration. At the 
close of the conference, Frank Gillmore sent out 
telegrams to Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles to 
the effect that peace had been declared and that 
all theatres would reopen as soon as possible. 

The managers composing their committee 
were A. H. Woods, David Belasco, Sam H. Harris, 
John L. Golden and Arthur Hopkins. Represent- 
ing the unions were Frank Gillmore, Francis 
Wilson and Paul Turner for the A. E. A.; Marie 
Dressier, Chorus Equity; Augustus Thomas, for 
the authors; Charles C. Shay, stage hands, and Jos. 
Weber, the musicians. 

The turn of events in the Actors' =======================«■==== 

Equity Association against the Pro- 
ducing -Managers, Association during 
all of yesterday inclined those on the 
inside rail to predict last night a set- 
tlement of the strike would be reached 
by the latest at six this evening. Somr 
even loked for an agreement on all 
details last night, with the lawyers to 



men present doing the talking. In- 
cluded .. among these was Augustus 
Thomas who suddenly loomed up as an 
important central figure between the 
factions. Mr. Thomas was sought 
Thursday night, but could not be 
reached until midnight. He was in- 
duced to take part in the deliberations 
of Friday. Mr. Thomas represents the 
Authors' Society, and is a neutral 

No agreeme'nt was reached at the 
conference at the St Regis Hotel, 
which started at 7 o'clock last night 
and broke up at one o'clock this 
morning. There were present at this 
session representatives of the man- 
agers' association, members of the 
Equity association and executives of 
both the stage hands and musicians. 

The two most important pouts of the 
rejected managers' contract by the 
Equity were the term of the contract, 
five years, and the question of the 
Actors' Fidelity League. The A.E.A. 
is reported to have said it could not 
consent to a term of five years, in 
which the stage hands' union con- 
curred The stage hands, along with 
the musicians and American Federa- 
tion of Labor, were asked to approve 
of and accept the managers' contract. 
To have done so left it open whether 
the stage hands did not or would not 
)y that act extend their own agreement 



arrange them in contract form this 
morning. 

A secret meeting of all the heads of 
the theatrical unions with a committee 
from the managers' association was 
held last evening. The lawyers at- 
tended the meeting but were relegated 
to the background, with the active 



with the managers, which has two and 
one half years to run. 

The position of the Fidelity is a per- 
plexing one to both sides. The Equity 
insisted it would not give recognition 
to the opposition society. The Fi- 
delity demanded that managers sup- 
port it, pleading its members stood 
behind the managers and had formed 
an association it believed to be per- 
manent, under the managers' patron- 
age. The managers claimed that -were 
the Fidelity to be eliminated in name 
and fact from the mutual agreement, it 
would leave the A. £ A. in the posi- 
tion of having secured a closed shop. " 
The A. E. A, retaliated by stating it 
di d not require a closed shop and the 
argument centered around these points. 

Both sides to the controversy seemed 
to reach the conclusion yesterday that 
they could get together much more 
quickly by themselves than through - 
having lawyers talk for them. Each. ! 
side also agreed with themselves that ,, 
the fewer the better. This appeared 
to strike the managers more forcibly. 
Thursday night all the managers had r 
met and discussed the refusal of the 
Equity to accept the managers' con- 
tract. The manager with one - show -•-'. 
had as much to say as the manager 
with 20. Some say the one-show or 

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COHAN ADDRESSING FIDELITY 
SAYS ITS STATUS IS TO BE FIXED 

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Meeting at Hotel St. Regis Last Night Makes Statement of 

Imminent Settlement of Strike. Cohen Suggest* 

Actors' Fidelity League Benefit. Lester 

Lonergan Reads A. F. L. Creed. 



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La it night's meeting at the Hotel 
Biitmore of the Actors' Fidelity League 
'-; : wa» a doted session for the first time, 
admission being by card only, it being 
txplained the meeting was onyl for 
members, as will be the meeting next 
Tuesday evening. The crowd which 
was as large as former gatherings was 
slow to enter the main floor room, and 
{after assembling, president George M. 
Cohan asked if there were any present 
. (who were not members but who de- 
sired to 'become enrolled. A score 
stood up and we're called to the plat- 
form to make applications. 

News percolated to the press table 



tions and ideals, deeply deplora ths un- 
fortunate conditions which in » fren- 
zied moment has been brutally hurled 
upon the theatre. \ 

"We therefore do band ourselves to- 
gether solemnly to uphold the ideals 
and traditions of the "theatre in the 
public mind; and we promise to do all 
within our power to preserve the dig- 
nity of the stage art. That are which 
has come down to us through the souls 
of the Booths and of Forrest, of Char- 
lotte Cushman, of Modjeika and of 
Charles Coghlan. We pledge ourselves 
to maintain these ideals for the sake 
of the art and for the benefit of the 
public We pledge ourselves as men, 



,a meeting between a committee from women and- artists to fulfil -our moral, 
the Managers' Association, one from ethical and legal obligations, and with 



the Equity Association, and leaders of 
the stage hands' and musicians' unions 
together with their attorneys, were 
meeting at the St Regis hotel. This 
meeting was arranged through Augus- 
tus Thomas, who acted as mediator 
yesterday afternoon in asking ths man- 
agers to send a committee. Present 
for the managers were Arthur Hopk : ns. 
A. H. Woods, Sam H. Harris, David 
Warfield and John L. Golden. Repre- 
sentatives from the 'Equity were said 
to be Frank Gilmore, Grant Stewart 
and Ethel Barrymore, while Charles 
Shay for the I. A. T. S. E„ and Joseph 
Wever for the musicians, were named. 
. Confirmation of the conciliation 
meeting and the hope that some under- 
standing was in process of being 
worked out was given by Mr. Cohan 
in addresing the league members He 
said; "The P. M. A. asked me to bring 
' a message to. you Tuesday evening to 
the effect that within 48 hours there 
was much promise of the theatres 
opening up. But things since that time 
tcok another turn. There was another 
deadlock. But at four o'clock this af- 
ternoon Augustus Thomas' called on, 
me and asked to see Mr. Harris. He 
was taken it onhte session of managers 
and later he said he had arranged for 
a meeting -it the Astor tonight between 
'the managers, the Equity and the labro 
leaders. I think that meeting is taking 
place now, and I expect some word to 
Teach here before our meeting is over. 

"The Fidelity League is not repre- 
sented because the status of the league 
will be established.* But they know our 
situation and I have already told them 
~:how we got in. and where we got off. 
The reason given me for the managers' 
state* lent in the morning papers was 
that it was supposed that all relations 
were again severed. That appears to 
be fixed up now. 
■J "But I think the press of New York 
turned a complete somersault because 
of the rejection of the contract offered, 
- and by tomorrow you'll find they landed 
on both feet. But the P. M. A. has 
not ceased in their efforts to. get the 
theatres open. They are concentrating 
on one theatre at a time. Ithink the 
Selwyn opens tomorrow night But as 
far as this league is concerned, we 
must have complete recognition. 

"There is something we must do, I 
think, and that is to promote a Fidelity 
League- benefit. It should take place 
at the latter part of next week. I think 
we can offer a program with as big 
names as anyone, and I am sure that 
by next week the public will be with 
us." 

Prior to Mr. Cohan's speech, Lester 
Lonergan read the creed of the A. F. 
L. It is: 

'We, of the Actors' Fidelity League, 
with reverence for the stage, its tradi- 



our physical and spiritual co-operation 
restore the theatre to her honored place 
in the public mind." 

Shortly afterwards Mr. Cohan made 
a second address. He said: 

"Mr. Kyle told yon about the meet- 
ing of the P. M. A. and the Equity 
last May at the Claridge. I can vouch 
for that, for I was there. It was the 
first time I had attended a managers 
meeting. But I went because I had 
heard the actors were to draft a new 
contract and I wanted to laugh the 
managers into giving the actors what 
they wanted. 

"But when I left that room I hoped 
that I might never have to do busi- 
ness with the A E. A. again. And 
right then I started to get rid of cer- 
tain theatrical property. My idea in 
getting rid of those interests was that 
I had made up my mind not -again to 
produce. And I told several producers 
what was going to happen. 

"Three days before the strike was 
called I told Sam Harris I was going 
away on a vacation for a year. I 
wanted to tour the country in a ma- 
chine and then go abroad. It was my 
first chance for a vacation for 20 years. 
I got as far as New Haven (laughter). 
There I got a telephone call that three 
or four theatres were closed. It 
wasn't bad to be in New Haven, but c 
on top of that they had to close the\ 
theatres. Steve Reardon was with me. \ 
He's a pal and he wanted to know why 
I hadn't told him I war a member of 
the Equity. 

"I came back and met a lot of man- 
agers running up and down 42d street 
bumping into each other. Then I met 
several of the people in The Royal 
Vagabond 1 - and they said they weren't 
on strike and that they would appear 
that night But they didn't Then I 
went into the cast I said the A. E, A 
couldn't close me up and they didn't 



HOW NEGOTIATIONS CAME ABOUT. 

. A suggestion made by Justus Shef- 
field*, one of the attorneys for the 
Equity, to Nathan Burkan, of counsel 
for the Producing Managers' Associa- 
tion, that a conference between the at- 
torneys for both sides might lead to 
a basis for a settlement in the strike, 
was the means through which certain 
preliminary peace terms were formu- 
lated, according to Grant Stewart, of 
the A. R A Council. 

The conference between the lawyers 
started Thursday (Aug. 28) and con- 
tinued daily until Wednesday morn- 
ing of this week. Following the Wed- 
nesday morning conference the Equity 
attorneys received a copy of the terms 
arrived at conjunctively by Messrs. 
Bainbridge Colby, Mr, Auerbach, Na- 
than Burkan and Mr. Tuttle for the 
P. M. A., and Paul Turner and Mr. 
Sheffield for the Equity. 

These original terms, said Mr. 
Stewart, called for the following con- 
ditions : the discontinuance of all suits 
against the Equity or its individual 
members; the discontinuance of all le- 
gal claims; an arbitration clause sat- 
isfactory to the Equity, which in effect 
was that an arbitration board should 
be called in to settle disputes, and 
that no strike by the actors, musicians 
or stage hands would be called until 
the result of the arbitration was 
known, and if. the arbitrators decided 
against either side such decision' was 
to be final; recognition of the Equity; 
the restoration of all Equity members 
to the original places in casts of shows 
called out on strike; no closed shop; 
managers to issue uniform standard 
contract; agreement to expire Dec 31, 
1921. 

These conditions, termed satisfac- 
tory to the Equity, were to be pre- 
sented to the managers for considera- 
tion by the P. M. A. attorneys on 
Thursday (Sept 4), and according to 
Mr. Stewart it was understood by all 
concerned the terms as agreed upon 
jointly by lawyers for both sides would 
be readily endorsed by the P. M. A. 

Instead of that, Mr. Stewart stated, 
the Equity was advised at 11 A. M. 
Thursday the managers had some 
amendments to make. Later the 
amended agreement was sent to the. 
Equity attorneys. This agreement, as 
amended, according to Mr. Stewart, 
was the contract given out late Thurs- 
day night by the P. M. A. The 
Equity, said Mr. Stewart, was taken 
by surprise when the amended form 
was presented, and in view of the 
changes, and especially of clauses 3, 
8 and 10, the agreement was turned 
down by the Equity. / 



PITTSBURGH SHOW CLOSED. 

Pittsburgh, Sept 5. 
"Civilian Clothes," • playing at the 
Alvin was closed tonight through the 
stage hands walking out. 



A. MAN IN LONDON. 

London, Sept 5. 

Sanuel Karrakis, professionally 
known as Paul Kay, arrived here today, 
as the British representative Of the 
Actors' Equity Association. Mr, Kay 
brought with him numerous documents 
and a complete history of the events 
leading up to and including the strike 
and will present the same to the Ac- 
tors' Association of Great Britain. - 

The actors' association here ii ex- 
pected to announce some action on the \ 
matter shortly. 

Preceding Mr. Kay's arrival, Grant 
Stewart, of the Actors' Equity, cabled 
from New York- a 6,000 word story of 
the Equity's side of the controversy 
with the Producing Managers' Asso- 
ciation in the States. 

It is possible shows controlled by 
American producers now playing here ■ 
will be affected, if the British Associa- 
tion declares for: sympathetic action 
with the Equity. 

At the Equity offices last night it was 
stated in view of the affiliation of the 
A. E. A. with the British Association 
there is a strong possibility any show 
playing in London, in which a member 
of the P. M. A. holds a financial in- 
terest through foreign connections, 
may be shortly affected. 

AUTHORS ARE OPTIMISTIC 

A meeting of the Dramatic Commit- 
tee of the Authors' League of America 
was , held yesterday in the Astor. 
There were expressions of optimism 
by the dramatic writers, who believed 
the end of the strike was almost cer- 
tain to come about by tonight. 

A general vote of confidence was 
'given to the committee of five which, 
headed by Augustus Thomas, has been 
one of the factors in bringing about 
a meeting of the union representatives 
and those of the managers. Mr. 
Thomas is looming up in the negotia- 
tions that are tending to bring about' 
a settlement of the present fight ' • 

SETTINGS STILL IN THEATRES. 

Settings of all attractions stopped in 
Boston by the strike are still in the 
theatres. They include several pieces 
which have decided to discontinue 
showing there. No scenery will be 
handled by the stage crews until the 
strike is called off. 

The crews, after walking out, re- 
fused to aid in any way the removal 
of wardrobe trunks. In the case of 
"Somebody's Sweetheart," William 
Molliter, manager of the company; Joe 
Flynn, press agent; and Dave Fine- 
stone, manager of the Shubert Theatre, 
handled all theatre trunks which were 
carried by transfer men in Boston as 
personal baggage only. 



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At I. A. T. S. E. headquarters last 
night, Leslie Dolliver stated that a j 
wire had been received from the Pitts- 
burgh local stating that the stage 
hands and musicians had walked out 
of the Alvin at 9.10 following the first 

The 



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It was the stage hands and musicians, act of "Civilian Clothes." me wire 
The Equity couldn't close me in ten. contained no 1 ils. 

thousand years. Let us stick for what 
we stand for— the fulfillment of con- 
tracts." 

Herbert Deely and Hal Oliver caused 
a disturbance by insisting, on singing 
the Equity song and were arrested, on 
the complaint of Alexander Leftwich, 
an official of the Actors' Fidelity 
League. A charge of disorderly con- 
duct was registered against the vo- 
calists. 

Mr. Cohan called for adjournment, 
saying that expected news from the 
managers' meeting with the Equity 
had not arrived and that perhaps there 
had been no favorable result While 
the meeting filed out an Equity mem- 
ber started singing the Equity song. 
He was hissed. He then dared the 
throng to hiss ths American Federa- 
tion of Labor. 

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Morosco is the producer of "Civilian 
Clothes." The Alvin is a Shubert the- 
atre. 

"Pehrod," a George C. Tyler produc- 
tion, at the Nixon, Pittsburgh, has 
filayed through the week, although Ty- 
er is a strike-breaking manager, hav- 
ing opened "On the Hiring Line" at 
the Blackstone, Chicago, against union 
opposition, also playing "Pollyanna" at 
the National, Washington, and "Tillie" 
at the Davidson, Milwaukee. "Tillie" 
is presented as is "The Hiring Line" 
with non-union crews and players. 

Carr Joins the Fidelity. 

Alexander Carr joined the ranks of 
the Actors' Fidelity League as a life 
member Wednesday. At the time of 
his enrollment Mr. Carr made a long 
statement 



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A. E. A. DISBURSEMENTS. 

Applications for financial assistance 
have been promptly considered at A. 
E A. strike headquarters and it is 
claimed that between $12,000 and $14,000 
has already been disbursed. 

There is no limit to the sums alloted 
individuals. As high as $900 has been 
given out in one day. 

The amounts granted depend upon 
the applicant's general standing and 
whether the money is asked as a loan 
or a gift _• 

The average amount runs from $10 
to $15, but $200 has been loaned. 

Applicants are asked as to their 
ability or desire to refund moneys ad- 
vanced, and where the latter is -de- 
cided on, an I. O. U. is signed. 

10 VT ENDORSEMENT WITHDRAWN- 

Washington. Sept. 5. 
The Public Health Service of the 
Treasury Department has withdrawn 
its endorsement of all pictures deal- 
ing with venereal diseases that have M 
been or are to- be shown commer- 

CielllY 

Included are "Fit to Win," "Opet 
Your Eyes" and "End of the Road." 




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ALL SHUBERT PROPERTIES 
DECLARED UNFAIR BYI.A.T.S.E. 



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Notice Wired Out Last Night by Stage Hands' Union For- 
bidding Any Member to Assist in Any Shubert Theatre 
or Attraction. Extends Country- Wide. Notifi- 
cations Signed by Charles C. Shay, \ 
President, I. A. T. S. E. 



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All Shubert theatres and attractions 
in the United States and Canada were 
officially declared to be "unfair" by the 
International Alliance of Theatrical 
Stage Employees last night. The va- 
rious locals of the I. A. T. S. E. in the 
big cities were notified by means of 
169 telegrams sent out from headquar- 
ters, announcing the official ban, and 
the reason s theref o re. Eight hundred 
letters were sent out to the* smaller 
towns containing locals. Both tele- 
grams and letters were signed by Chas. 
C Shay, international president of the 
I. A. X S. E Members of the LA.T. 
S. E. the prohibited from "giving ser- 
vice or aid to any of the theatres, at- 
tractions or concerns connected with 
the Shubert concern" until further no- 
tice by the I. A., "under pain of instant 
expulsion," the wires and letters 
stated. 

The "unfair" declaration includes all 
theatres leased, operated or booked 
by the Shuberts wherever located. All 
shows,, whether owned, leased or 
booked by the Shuberts, are similarly 
affected by the I. A. order. 

The reasons advanced by the I. A. 
T. S. E. for making the strike coun- 
try Wide as far as the Shubert enter- 
! irises are concerned, as stated in the 
etter which follows, are: that the I. 
A. J\ S. E made every effort through 
legal representatives and otherwise to 
effect a settlement with the Producing 
Managers' Association in the Equity 
-strike, without any result, and it was 
decided- therefore that decisive action 
must be taken. 

The letter goes on to state that the 
Shubert Theatrical Co. is principally 
responsible for the refusal of the man- 
agers to enter into a conference with 
the Equity. 

No general action has been taken by 
vthe stage hands with respect to K. & 
,E. attractions and theatres outside of 
New York as yet. It is understood 
that this is under consideration, and a 
decision will be reached in a day or 
two, 

The I. A T. S. E. letter also contains 
instructions to all local presidents of 
stage hands' unions to immediately 
forward to the New York headquar- 
ters of the stage hands a complete list 
of all combination theatres in each 
local jurisdiction, with specifications 
mentioning ownership and booking of 
'each theatre as far in advance as pos- 
sible. 

An agreement entered into last April 
by the American Federation of Mu- 
sicians and the I. A. T. S. E. at the 
musicians' convention ip Dayton, Ohio\ 
calls for joint action by the musicians' 
and stage hands' unions in any matter 
concerning their mutual interests. 
This agreement was ratified by the 
stage hands' (LA. T. S. E.) union in 
• convention at Ottawa, Canada, week 
^of May J56V In view of the agreement 
I \h« J.'A. T. S. E.'s action against the 
Shubert properties presumably in- 
cludes all members of the American 
Federation of Musicians working in 
Shubert houses throughout the U. S. 
The Canadian Federation of Musi- 
cians is a separate organization. In 
view of the fact that the Canadian 
musicians' union is friendly to the 
American Federation of Musicians, it 



is. likely that sympathetic action will 
follow.. 

The I. A. T. S. E. notification reads : 
To the Strike Committees, 0%eers and Mem- 
bers of all Local Unions of our Alliance, 
Greetings : 

After making every effort, through loeal le- 
gal representatives and otherwise, to effect a 
settlement with the Producing Managers' As- 
sociation in the existing controversy, It is de- 
cided that decisive action must now be taken. 

Every Indication seems to show that the Shu- 
bert Theatrical Company, together with Its 
affiliated concerns, is principally responsible 
for the unreasonable refusal of the managers 
to enter into any conference with the Acton' 
Equity Association. Therefore all theatres and 
places owned by or In connection with the Shu- 
bert concern are declared unfair to our Alli- 
ance. All attractions booked by or In con- 
nection with the Shubert concern are declared 
unfair to our Alliance. Every enterprise or 
undertaking owned or controlled in whole or 
In part by the Shubert concern Is declared un- 
fair to our Alllence, as Is also any enterprise 
which Is positively known to be aiding or 
abetting the Shubert concern in Its attack on 
organised labor. No member of this AlUancs 
shall In any way give service or aid to- any 
of the theatres, attractions or concerns con- 
nected with the Shubert concern as above spe- 
cified, until further notice from this office, un- 
der pain of Instant expulsion. 

Send us Immediately a list of the combina- 
tion theatres In your Jurisdiction, specifying 
their ownership or control, together with all 
other Information which you believe will be of 
assistance In this connection. Do not fall to 
keep us advised of all traveling attractions 
booked to play your Jurisdiction, specifying the 
ownership and booking and advance booking 
If possible. Inform us promptly of all action 
taken under the orders contained herein, snd 
of all developments in connection therewith. 
Suspend aa far ss possible all local contro- 
versies not connected with this larger Issue, 
and thus conserve all your resources for an 
Immediate success. 

Relying on your prompt and careful re- 
ponse to these Instructions, and with best 
wishes, I remain. 

Fraternally yours, 

CHArfLES C. SHAY, 
International President 



SETTLEMENT OF STRIKE. 

(Continued from page 1) 
one-theatre managers had the most to 
say. Friday morning the more prom- 
inent managers of the association are 
reported to have taken the bull by the 
horns, told the others they were the 
most heavily interested and that they 
would decide for themselves what was 
best to do. This led to the appoint- 
ment of a committee to meet the 
unions heads. 

One manager yesterday afternoon 
appeared so confident of the result, he 
ventured the assertion no one need be 
surprised if peace were declared last 
evening. 

The postponment of "The Challenge" 
until tonight is said to have been made 
by the Selwyns in the expectation the 
strike would be called off, permitting 
the show to open at the Selwyn with- 
out bringing in the direct matter of 
antagonism to labor. Even managers 
agree it would be a deft that might bet- 
ter be avoided at this stage for the 
Selwyns to open "The Challenge" with 
non-union players, crew and musicians. - 
Though the Selwyns have advertised 
"the original cast" for the reopening 
show, that can not be obtained unless 
a settlement of the strike is reached. 

The stage hands union declared a 
country-wide strike on the Shubert 
theatres and attractions through de- 
claring them unfair, was the next im- 
portant happening last evening. The 
stage hands at the same time closed 
"Civilian Clothes" (Morosco) at the 
Alvin, Pittsburgh, and "Flo Flo" (John 
Cort) at Bangor, Me. 

The Equity held a mass meeting yes- 
terday afternoon at the Lexington, 



THE STRIKE SITUATION 



IN NEW YORK 

SHOWS CLOSED. 



»■%• Beyal VaitSMT (Cohan ft 

Harrla), Cohan and Hsrrle. 
•Ustea testes" (JOBS Cart), Knlck- 



CkeW (Cosnetock ft 



(Morris Gent), 



creooksr. 
"Cesi Chla 
o«»t). Century. 

"NltalcM WMH" 

Century Roof. 
«•». What ■ OW» (Skuberte), Snu- 

•ert 

«ma im Miuie*" (Coaatock ft 

Oast), Lyric / 

«Tae OriMMi AllM" (0*o. Broad - 

hunt). Broadaant. 
-A Volet !• tke ■ark" 



•"Up from Nowhere" (John D. 'Wil- 
liams), Comedy. 
"Gaieties ef ISIS" (ihuiert), 44th 

Street. 
•The Better 'Ola" (Chas. Coburn), 

Booth. 
«W Bast" (Shubsrt-Rachsl Creth- 

srs). ataxia* Bliiott 
"Pelllse" (Flo. Zlagftld), Ajaatar- 

dam. 
•"A Becalar Fellow" (C. X. Cask), 

Cart 
•"Adaaa am* Bra" (Comstosk St 

Goat), Long-acre. 
•"She Weal* ■■« Ska Did" (W. A, 

Brady). Vandarbilt 



Iflae O'Oteek aad MHmi«tt Rev** 

(Zlegfeld), Amsterdam Rsef. 
•Gaiio Opera Co. (F. Gallo) , Shubert 
These Whe Walk Im 

(Bhuhert), 41th Street 
Tea ataay Haeeaade" (A. H. 

Woods), Hudson. 
"La La tactile* (Alfred 8. Agrees 

and Gee. D. Setts), Henry Killer. 
Tknraton, Globe. 



(A. H. 

Woods). Republic. 
•"Maawe Blpht" (Adolph Klauber), 

Princess. 
"UgktnlM'" (lasltk ft Golden). Gal- 

•ty. 
"Baa's a Gael Fellow" (Chas. Dil- 

iaahast). Olsbe. 
"Monte Crista, Jr.," Winter Garden. 
"Seaadale ef ISIS" (George Whit*). 

Uherty. . 

"A Leaety Bssaee" (Lew Fields). v 

Caalae. 

•"Nla-ktie NIaat." «A Reselar Fellow," "She Weald and She DM." "Too 
Many Hasbaads," "Up treat Hewbere>» Galle Opera Co., "Adam and Eva," 
Tharstoa, announced premieres alnee strike started; could not open. 

SHOWS OPEN. 

"At 1 1«" (W. A. Brady), Plavhexue. 

EXEMPT SHOWS. 
«Jeha rergaaos." (Theatre Guild), Beaaflt 

BejaMr ' Asseeiauea, 

Ave. 

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Perfeneaaee by Aeters* 
Palten. Basalts' ' Asseelattsa, Lexington 

"Gteeawlam Villa re rallies* (Al. Ave. _ 

Joaea). Greenwich village. 

"Happy DaysV Hippodrome. 

REOPENED WITH PICTURES. 



+4 tk Street, ' "Bvangsllne" 
"Kathleen Msfovrnaen." 



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Lyrle, "Deliverance." 
Central, "Checkers." 



IN CHICAGO 

SHOWS CLOSED. 



"Caspy Blake" (Morosco), 

"Prfaee There Was" (CoF 

rls). Cehan's Grand. 

"TJp Is Mabel's - 

Weeds), Woods. 
"Aaee! Pace* (Geo. W. 

Colonial. 



"On the Hlrlngr Llae" (Geo. 
Elaekstooe. 



Cort "Bemeyaseoa Toww" (J. L. Bleach- 

A Bar- ard), LaSells. 

, "Sp«ndai" (Walter Hast), Garrtok. 
(A. H. "SeasMae" (Johostaas A Shaw), 

Btudebaker. 
Lederer). "Paaaisp Skew" (Shubert). Palace. 

SHOWS OPEN. 

C. Tyler), a. e. a. BeaeSt, Auditorium. 



IN BOSTON 

• SHOWS CLOSED. 

«Se*-9aw" (Henry W. Savage), Tre- "Somebody's Sweetheart" (Arthur 

mont Hammerstein), Shubert 

"Hltehy Koe" (Raymond Hitchcock), "Oh, My Dear* (Comstock ft Geat), 

Colonial. Wilbur. 

"Breakfast la Bed" (A. H Woods), "Buddies" (Selwyn ft Co.), Park Sq. 

Plymouth. . .. -. . .- 



IN PITTSBURGH 

SHOWS CLOSED. 
"Otvfllsa Cletaee" (Morosco), Alvin. 



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IN BANGOR, ME. 

SHOWS CLOSED. 

"Fie Flo" (John Cort). BIJou. 



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where some points of the rejected 
managers' contract were explained by 
the Equity'* attorney. (An account of 
that meeting appears elsewhere in this 
Bulletin.) . - 

The Fidelity held a meeting last night 
at the Biltmore, also reported in this 
issue. 



RATS FILE BRIEF. 

J. J. Myers, attorney for the White' 
Rats during the Goldie Pemberton in- 
quisition, submitted a brief of 92 pages 
this wee't in answer to referee Lewis 
Schuldenfrei's decision of last spring. 

In the main, the brief evades the 
Pemberton proceedings but quotes 
with considerable liberality the pro- 
ceedings in the Federal Trade Com- 
mission investigation, a matter en- 
tirely apart from the White Rat9 in- 
vestigation. Myers also goes to some 



length in whitewashing Harry Mount- 
ford, one of the officials, who was 
charged with diversion of funds dur- 
ing the White Rats strike by the ref- 
eree. In -the effort the brief quotes 
letters from Frank Walsh lauding 
Mountford. 

Mr. Myers also attacked the referee, 
accusing Mr. Schuldenfrei of being 
biassed, of reaching a decision prior 
to the end of the investigation and of 
S'vmg opinions before being requested. 

Alym T. Sapinsky, attorney for Miss 
Pemberton, will file his brief during 
next week and a decision from the 
Supreme Court is expected to soon 
follow. If the court confirms the ref- 
eree s findings, civil suits will prob- 
ably be started by Mr. Sapinsky 
against Mountford and James W Fitz- 
patnek for the moneys ($10,000) alleged 
to have been diverted, and such an 
action would tend to bring out how 
they were disbursed. 



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fAWBTt DAILY BULLETIN 



"WHOLE MANAGERIAL ATTITUDE 
AND PEACE TERMS, A BIG BLUFF" 



—9AUL TURNER. 



Actors' Equity Attorney Scores Opponents for Alleged Breach 
of Faith in Breaking Pact Entered into by Both Sides. - 
Terms Offered by Managers Filled with Jokers 
and Pitfalls, According to Francis Wilson. 



A repetition of the statement made 
■ by Hugh Frayne earlier in the week, 
in effect that the American Federation 
of Labor would strongly oppose the 
reopening of theatres with non-union 
.men in any part of the country where 
t strike had been declared, and a state- 
ment of the reasons why the Equity 
had turned down the P. M. A. peace 
terms, by Paul Turner, were the chief 
incidents of yesterday's meeting of the 
Equity at the Lexington. 

The house held its usual capacity 
crowd long before starting time, 
standees filling the aisles of the or- 
chestra and balcony, and the enthu- 
siasm that has characterized previous 
meetings was evidenced, if anything, 
more strongly than on past occasions. 
Francis Wilson started things off with 
the familiar "Are we downhearted?" 
and the resultant "No" echoing from 
3,000 A E. A.'s could be heard a block 
away. 

Mr. Wilson touched briefly on the 
managerial. peace terms, which he de- 
clared were filled with jokers and pit- 
falls, and impossible of serious con- 
sideration for that reason by the 
Equity. Wilson's closing remark, "We 
serve notice on the world that the 
managerial autocracy of the theatrical 
business is dead and buried forever," 
was cheered for two minutes. 
'i Mr. Turner, Equity attorney, gave a 
brief history of the peace negotiations 
conducted by the P. M. A and the 
A. E. A. lawyers, during the course of 
which the managers were roundly 
scored for an alleged breach of faith 
in breaking the secrecy pact, entered 
into by both sides, according to Tur- 
ner. It was the managers, Mr. Turner 
stated, who desired the news of the 
peace conference kept from the press 
and not the Equity. That the man - 
. agers should break the agreement 
sought by themselves Mr. Turner inti- 
mated was thoroughly in line with 
/their past actions. 

The chief objections to. the proposed 
peace arrangement, Mr. Turner stated, 
centered on the clauses that called for 
the signing of a five-year contract, the 
ending of the agreement in June, the 
method of arbitration proposed, the 
joker" that would have separated the 
Equity from the A. F. of L. and the ar- 
ticle concerning managers taking back 
Equity members who had struck. 

The reason for the Equity insisting 
on the agreement ending in January 
instead of June was because of the 
necessity for a period of conference, 
which Mr. Turner stated should in- 
clude at least two months should a 
dispute arise requiring arbitration. 

It would be much easier for the 
Equity to call a general meeting of its 
members in January, Mr. Turner de- 
clared, than in June, because at the 
- end of the season many actors left 
town. The method of arbitration pro- 
posed, calling for each side to appoint 
.»n arbitrator, and the two chosen to 
name a third party, was not satisfac- 
tory to the Equity, whose plan called 
tor the designation of a board 6f five 
Permanent arbitrators. 

The "joker", which Mr. Turner 
claimed was intended to separate ths 
Equity from the A. F. of L, was se 

??5 a £ nt " couW be » een by a child, 
Mr 1 . Turner said, and tht claust per- 



THE COMICAL SIDE 




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taining to" the taking back of actors 
; who had struck was so worded as fo 
be meaningless. 

The Equity, according to Mr. Turner, 
had presented the managers with 
peace terms containing- provisions dia- 
metrically opposite to the clauses con- 
cerning the above matters, and had 
expected that the managers' attorneys 
would act favorably on them. Instead, 
the attorneys for the managers had 
completely changed the meaning of 
the five mentioned clauses and in- 
serted several others, inimical to the 
interests of the Equity. 

Arthur Hopkins' statement regard- 
ing the alleged rejection of arbitration 
by the Equity, Mr. Turner character- 
ized as "absolutely untrue." The whole 
managerial attitude and the peace 
terms, Mr. Turner summed up as a 
bluff. "The managers are not on the 
level, did not intend to be in this in- 
stance and their peace offer was in 
accord with their general character- 
istics," was the way Turner described 
the peace proposal. 

With respect to the Actors' Fidelity 
League, Mr. Turner said : "We don't 
recognize as existing any organization 
not in organized labor." The man- 
agers' contention the Equity demands 
a closed shop 'was stoutly denied by 
Mr. Turner, who accused the managers 
of trying to befog the issue. 

Mr. Frayne advocated the elimina- 
tion of attorneys in future negotia- 
tions, declaring he believed better re- 
sults-could be obtained if the managers 
would appoint a committee to deal 
with a similar committee to be named 
by the Equity. A renewal of the 
pledge of backing of the A. F. of L 
was accompanied by Mr. Frayne with 
a strong intimation that the managers 
had better thing twice before attempt- 
ing to reopen closed houses with non- 
union crews. The strike, Mr. Frayne 
added, was not going to be won by 
court injunctions or an attempt to 
place attachments on actors' salaries. 

Other speakers were Wilton Lsc- 
kaye, who repeated the sentiments. ex- 
pressed at a recent Equity meeting; 
Raymond Hitchcock, who told the 
Equity members they had their fight 
won and to stick for the big finish; 
Norman Trevor, who stated that al- 
though he had been a manager, he 
was with Equity through thick and 
thin ; Frank Bacon, who spoke bis 
' usual words of encouragement; John 
Cope, who secured a rousing vote of 
confidence for the Equity officers; 
Ernest Martin, president of the State 
Federation of Labor of North Cart* 
Una, who told the A E A his organi- 
zation could be counted on for moral 
or financial support, and Margaret 
Vail, niece of President Wilson, who* 
spoke in the same vein as Hitchcock, 
Lackaye and others, by advising the 
A. E. A's to fight it out and victory 
would crown their efforts. 



THE NOSEY REPORTER. 

(With apologia to S. Joy Kaufman and 
the "Evening Globe.") 

TODAY'S UESTION: "What do you 
think were tho 'jokers' in toe contract 
the Producing Managers ottered to the 
A. B. A. 7'* ■ -.' • , 

This question was slipped over the plate 
In a beanery where • it was all ".Beef 
and" and the birds that yapped these 
answers are all "wise oracktn' eggs" 
who know enough to start oft on their 
left toot when they leave the curb. 

LOPING LIZZIE: The gal that can 
sling a dish or brown a stack of wheats, 
even though Jawn D. Won't take notice 
of culinary accomplishments: "Listen 
almost Daddy. I'm tellln' yuh that this 
Job Is no cloch since this strike started. 
All these birds that yoused to slip me 
a thin dim when they got theirs Is a 
sllppln' and now If they . come aorost 
with a git they are doin' good. The 
chuck checks ain't what they uset to be 
either. I wuz hearing a couple of eggs 
aay that the reason that, the contract 
wuizen't Signed wuz becuz there ain't no 
chanct that the Federal League is go- 
ing to have no ball paks next season and 
Ward's Bread la got to have a lot of 
dough and the bird that grabbed off Con- 
way for the Brook Feds Is goln' to take 
the air S3 far as all the take a run 
out powder on all the future dimin' 
deals what Is." 

COMBINATION "CHARLIE, the kid 
that lifts and lays the galloping domlnoa 
along the Big Alley whenever he can 
land a "live one": "I tell you It's 
tough on us guys what have been poBln' as 
honest actors and gettln' the live ones 
to fall. Here is a bird that baa opened 
a pants shop on the strength of his lifts 
from the eggs that think they can root 
'em and get away with it. Last week 
we took a couple of guys what runs a 
dump with the 24 hours playln' piano 
near the oe Leblang Joint and after we 
finished grabbln' off about S2,60S from 
those birds after a session on West 72d 
street, don't they take the air and. grab 
off two of us and try to separate us in 
the Joint The Joker to me wuz the fact 
that they managed to git us Into the 
cellar and when they had us there they 
made us kick back the dough we grabbed. 
Just for that I hope his piano does a 
brodle. 



The stage kiddie to her dady. 
twenty years from now: "What did 
you do in the big strike, daddy?" ; . 

Lee Shubert, George White and Ray/. 
Comstock all trying/.' -.to -get Morris 
Gest to take the air: and leave the 
newspapermen alone. It couldn't be 
done. * .'.-.' 

The number of times that the striki 
has been settled by the daily papers. 

WAITING IN CHICAGO. 

Chicago, Sept. 5. 
All the show business here is w